Dune, Namibia

DECEMBER 2006 – Aerial view of a dune in the Sossusvlei, Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

Our scenic flight across the Sossusvlei Dunes was full of exciting views, and the dunes were most certainly the highlight.

This photo shows the beginning of a dune on the southern side of the main road through the Sossusvlei. The late afternoon sun was casting long shadows already, dipping the eastern side of the dune into dark shadow. The little dots at the border of the dune are trees. This puts the enormous size of the dune into perspective.

Very nice.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time05-DEC-2006, 17:31
LocationSossusvlei, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
ISO800
Exposure1/6400 sec at f/5
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/zanzig.com

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