Among the towering red dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park in the central Namib Desert is an area known as Sossusvlei. It is a strange and alien landscape where, over the thousands of years, the sand has literally rusted. Nearby here there is an even more ancient "place of no return":DeadVlei; its name means "dead marsh" (from English dead, and Afrikaans vlei, a lake or marsh in a valley between the dunes). It is a white clay pan also referred to as "Dooie Vlei" which is the original fully Afrikaans... continue reading
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A recent trip took me to Swakopmund on the coast of Namibia for a week of work. At the end of our last day a group was able to visit the Namib Desert on an eco-focused tour in the form of a custom 4 hour trip. The thing that became apparent is how "lucky" you can be when you are with experienced people who really know the terrain. Our guide had over 20yrs experience and it was great as when you are guided you -1. Don't get lost2. See much more than you otherwise would3. Can get around... continue reading
Hi all,Two months ago I took a 5 weeks trip to the black continent - Africa. It was amazing!!We started in Capetown, South Africa. From Capetown we went up to Namibia. The desert dunes are AMAZING, you can feel how strong the nature really is. Let me tell you - climbing a dune is not an easy thing to do at all:In Namibia we also visited Etosha national park and witnessed a rare hunt of a springbok by two jackals. It happened when one of them fell into... continue reading
Lately I've gotten hooked on making collections (it's all Charles' fault!).I was surprised to find that there was no definitive collection of Texas photos, so I created The Great State of Texas collection a few weeks ago.Since I have lived in several parts of Texas over the last 18 years, I have some idea of the amazing scope of the state.Another favorite place of mine is Namibia.Formerly known as Southwest Africa, the country is a wonderland of desert, wildlife, mineral riches,... continue reading
I feel like I'm climbing Dune 45...an immense and impressive dune in Nambia's awesomeSossusvlei park.(If you haven't been there, please schedule some time and money and go! The Namibian Desert is one of the most amazing places in the world.I really need to get some of my prints and/or negatives scanned from my two trips there.For now, this shot illustrates the dunes well.)Forward progress in acceptance and uploads is slow, slow, slow.But way up ahead I can see Accepted Upload Number... continue reading
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