Sand Drift, Namibia

DECEMBER 2006 – Cars drive in a strong sand drift on the B2 highway between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay in Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

From Swakopmund we did a side trip to Walvis Bay and enroute the B2 highway we got a first impression of a desert storm. The sign had simply warned of ‘sand’ but the wind was blowing the sand quickly and strongly across the highway and pretty soon we understood why our car rental company wanted us to sign their Limitation of Liability clauses, saying:

“Sandblasting – Should customers be traveling in the vicinity of the coastal areas, special care must be taken with regard to weather conditions, as sandstorms do occur. Any sandblasting damages what so ever will be charged to the customer’s Credit Card or Voucher.”

Avis Car Rental Contract, Namibia (2006)

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time03-DEC-2006, 17:09
LocationSwakopmund, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3328 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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