Namibia

Pictures from Namibia

2015
Widescapes, larger than any wide-lens can see. Sperrgebiet - Namibia (2014)
Skeletons of dead acacias - believed to be about 900 years old - still stand up, tall and majestic, in the middle of the extreme dryness of 'Deadvlei'. Namib Desert - Namibia (2012)
Aboard our own adventures car, steep dive from the top of the dunes at Saddle Hill. Namib Desert - Namibia (2014)
"An instant in time, to be treasured for ever." (Ward J. Roylance) : our own adventures car, facing the Atlantic Ocean, at Spencer Bay. Namib Desert - Namibia (2014)
Michel walks on the top of a dolerite injection (dyke), this huge dark coloured block of lava which fed the now eroded volcano which stood on top of it, by Clara's Hill surroundings. Namib Desert - Namibia (2014)
 
Bushmen used to make quivers out of their branches. Quiver trees - only to be found in the Northern Cape region of South Africa and Namibia - seem to shooting chlorophyll-made stars into the sky. Quiver Tree Forest - Southern Namibia (2012)
The geographical position, the high altitudes, and the total absence of pollution make Namibia one of the very best spots on Earth for star gazing. Sleepless nights near Mesosaurus Fossil Camp - Namibia (2014)
There are only about 50,000 Himba people left in Namibia. Romanticized by tourists, the Himba struggle to maintain traditional control on their land and lives amidst Namibia's 21st century environmental and economic changes. Orupembe - Namibia (2013)
Stunning lichen jewelry shows on volcanic rocks spread within the huge flat-floored Messum crater, 20 km across. Damaraland - Namibia (2013)
'Lichen is the first colonizer of bare rock and can live where nothing else can', American naturalist, Joseph Krutch, wrote in the classic 'Geography of Hope'. To us, lichens are creative 'artists on the rocks'. Messum Crater - Namibia (2013)
These are the largest nests ever built, anywhere. Only in this region of Southern Africa. Common Social Weavers are the amazing architects of such huge nesting structures made of straw weaved-in into acacia trees branches. Some nests are so big that they can host over 200 hundred birds. Namibia (2014)
Sand dunes, Atlantic ocean, and flamingoes all meet at Walvis Bay, en route to Sandwich Harbour. Erongo - Namibia (2014)
The Little Prince encounter with the fox necessarily overlaps with our own encounter with Spencer bay's jackal. Namib Desert - Namibia (2014)
Close and thrilling encounter with a young Kalahari black-maned lion. Kalahari Desert - Namibia (2014)
 
Meerkat family-picture: father, mother, and baby-sitter, along with 2 cubs, stand tall and proud on a Kalahari sand hill. Kalahari Desert - Namibia (2014)
A herd of adult elephant females together with their calves run towards the Chudop waterhole, one of the numerous Etosha National Park's holes. A huge wildlife gathering point. Kunene - Namibia (2011)
Magic wildlife encounter at Klein Namutoni waterhole, Etosha National Park. Kunene - Namibia (2011)
Singer Sting's 'We could walk forever, walking on the moon' resonates throughout the 130 Million years old Messum Crater, Damaraland - Namibia (2013)

 
Blissful sun-downing at Palmwag Lodge, Damaraland - Namibia (2013)
Going beyond our galaxy, on top of the Gamsberg highlands, at the HESS, High Energy Stereoscopic System. Here, for the past 10 years, 5 huge telescopes have been exploring the emission of cosmic gamma-rays. Sources of gamma-ray protons are the most extreme of the universe: supernova explosions, black holes and giant shock waves. Gamsberg - Namibia (2014)

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