Trees and Blue Sky, Namibia

NOVEMBER 2006 – Late afternoon view of the trees and scrub belonging to the private game ranch of the Otjibamba Lodge near Otjiwarongo, Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

For our first night outside of Windhoek in Namibia, we had selected the Otjibamba Lodge, situated about 4 kilometers south of Otjiwarongo. It is a popular stopover for tourists heading for the Etosha National Park as the drive will take about 4 to 5 hours (320 kilometers) from Windhoek, with a stopover in Okahandja.

The lodge lies within its own private game ranch of 220 ha that can be explored either by foot on marked walking trails or with your car. Depending on your speed, it should take between 1 and 2 hours for the ‘big track’. You will find several Namibian game species such as giraffe, zebra, oryx, and others. In any case, we felt this to be a good and safe introduction to your stay at Etosha.

Even if no animals can be seen in the image, I do like this late afternoon shot that I took while exploring their ‘big track’. It shows an untouched, peaceful and quiet landscape that is typical for the area.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time27-NOV-2006, 17:03
LocationOtjiwarongo, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/100 sec at f/22
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/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s