Grasveld, Namibia

DECEMBER 2006 – Mountains rise gently from the dry grasveld soil in a landscape view captured along the C39 between Twyfelfontein and Bergsig in Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We had spent the night at the awesome Twyfelfontain Lodge and had – after an excellent breakfast – visited the Twyfelfontain heritage site. Now we were on our way to Torra Bay, a village situated within the Skeleton Coast National Park. We intended to re-fuel our car there and enjoy the impressions of a genuinely remote holiday destination. (It did not work out as planned, but that’s a different story.)

Along the C39 we stopped several times to admire the landscape, including this view of the grasveld with several mountains as backdrop. It was quite silent, and a warm wind was blowing gently. It was a truly relaxing experience that I remember well.

I like the soft color tones and gently curved lines formed by the hills and mountains in the back.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time02-DEC-2006, 10:07
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/250 sec at f/22
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 2809 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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