Twenty miles south of Swakopmund, along the coastal road, lies Walvis Bay, of minor historical significance (it remained a British
From the Fish River Canyon, Luderitz and Sossusvlei, our 2006 journey in the Land Rover through southern and central Namibia
Don’t forget to bath, at the end of a hot day digging diamonds in the desert….Here’s one more image from
In the Sperrgebiet, or ‘forbidden area’ outside of Luderitz lies the abandoned mining town of Kolmanskop. You need a permit to
Not only Sossusvlei itself but the whole area surrounding is extraordinary: the landscape unfolds in every direction, with every shade
From the red dunes of Sossussvlei you slog your way up the sandy slope to Dead Vlei, the dried out
Luderitz, on the southern coast of Namibia, is a time capsule of German Art Nouveau architecture, a sleepy fishing port
Sossusvlei is in the southern part of Namibia, famous for its high red dunes carved by the wind. The dunes
Without question, the most emotionally intense moment of our visit to Namibia in April was the morning we spent, in an
On a different scale, if you’ll pardon the pun, from the pachyderms of Twyfelfontein, are the dazzling lizards – green is for girls and orange is for boys. We saw lots of them, on the deck and in the dining area at Camp Kipwe and on the large orange-and-ochre boulders that formed the walls of our outdoor bathroom. There was a lovely little water feature, too, where starlings and weavers, pigeons and various other kinds of small fowl gathered and parlayed, along with the occasional visiting lizard. You’ll see, if you look closely, that one of the lizards is busy changing his skin.
Etosha Pan – a salt pan which lies like a vast silver sea at the heart of Namibia’s premier wildlife reserve – is hard to describe. Shimmering, lifeless, it stretches out to the horizon and reaches into the sky – until suddenly you see a troop of oryx plodding silently across it, way off in the distance, or an island rising out of the motionless ocean. The four images here focus on the pan itself, not on the wildlife; I hope with the black and white rendering to communicate some sense of the immensity, the desolation, and the spiritual beauty of one of our planet’s true wilderness spaces. I will be making art quality prints available for sale, for anyone who might be interested. Just leave a comment, and I’ll get back to you.