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A grain of sand is such a small, insignificant thing. But give Nature a chance and you’ll simply be astounded by what has been crafted with sand, time and wind at Sossusvlei in Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia.

Shot handheld using: Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 400mm, Exposure 1/500 sec at f/5.6, ISO 250

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During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Olitto
    Olittoalmost 4 years ago

    Perfect! Why is this work not submitted to Wild Africa ? This is superb.

  • It is nowThank you Olitto!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful part of the world.. really want to go back! …

  • I couldn’t agree with you more. Especially the going back part! Thank you Steve.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Olitto
    Olittoalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations Sylvia! – 3 OCTOBER 2010

  • Thank you so very, very much for the feature!

    – Owed to Nature

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrarialmost 4 years ago

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
    Your image is one of six that has been F E A T U R E D in PHOTOGRAPHY FUN
    Thursday 21st October 2010

  • Vicki – Thank you so very much to you and the group!

    – Owed to Nature

  • MischaC
    MischaCalmost 4 years ago

    What an amazing place! Congrats on the features!

  • I found the entire country of Namibia amazing but the red dunes of Sossusvlei are particularly remarkable. I could only hope to be able to capture even a fraction of their magic of in pictures. It’s so rewarding to hear you like this image. Thank you Mischa.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Dunigan
    Duniganalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely photo

  • Thank you Douglas.

    – Owed to Nature

  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous colour and capture. Well done.

  • I see some really beautifully captured colors in your work so your comment is truly flattering. Thank you so much, Elana.


    – Owed to Nature

  • Fiona Mouzakitis
    Fiona Mouzakitisalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful colours

  • Thank you very much Fiona!

    – Owed to Nature

  • RobertMatthews
    RobertMatthewsalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic , I have a new desktop wallpaper :D

  • Thank you Daniel –– I think? Let me give it try. . . And, you’re right. Looks great on my desktop! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Brian Dodd
    Brian Doddalmost 4 years ago

    Great Capture!!

  • Thank you very much Brian!

    – Owed to Nature

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