Sharp angled dunes rise up from the barren plains below. An empty land of heat and sand. The windswept hills are prone to sand storms and visibility is often poor.
Sprawling out from the rim of a blue mountain like the surface of Mars, sand dunes create valleys and ridges for thousands of miles in every direction in the vast Namib desert.
Burnt rock and sand glisten under the early morning sun, before becoming almost invisible under the heavy shimmer of a midday’s heat.
A Himba boy lets his friend know exactly how he feels about how their game is going.
Himba children learn to hunt and fend for themselves from an early age. Play is an important means of developing relationships with fellow villagers.
The tell-tale sign of living in the middle of a desert - a mask of sand covering his mouth and nose.
The Fossils of Trees
A Petrified Forest in northern Namibia hints at the site of a prehistoric rain forest, before continental shifts plunged the landscape into a deep, dry heat.
Iron-rich rock formations rise out of the scorched landscape, spreading as far and wide as the deep blue of the desert’s horizon.
The distant hills appear to burn in the glow of a setting sun. An acacia tree arches over its claim to a rocky patch of desert.
Light in the Kalahari
Shadows take on a blue tinge as evening rolls over the desert once again.
I found it quite useful to carry a pair of sunglasses around when taking photographs of people in the desert. They kept the glare out of Mabel’s eyes and she fought hard not to break out into a giggle.
Himba villages often consist of clay homes and straw roofs built around a central well.
At The Garage
As my travelling companion bought bottles of water from a roadside shop, two young men decided to start unscrewing nuts and bolts from our Toyota Hilux in an act of car theft in broad daylight. The lighting was good and I decided to take their photographs.
In Need of a Spare?
Two men decided to provide us with a car service whilst we stopped at a shop to buy bottles of water. I took their photographs because of the interesting lighting.
Burnt shrubs and scorched clay plains stretch as far as the blue horizon of mountainous foothills.
An escarpment of blue and magenta hills form a solid ring around the Namib’s desert basin.
Endemic plant species dot the landscape of arid northern Namibia.
Desert Flint and Pebble
Rocks polished by the result if wind and sand over millions of years lie in black heaps around rust-red mountains and hills.
The Great Void
The eternal space hits you immediately. A vast landscape of rock and dry earth. The great blue sky occasionally broken by the frantic flight of a desert kestrel or a goshawk.
The wood felt like polished rock. A field of petrified bark now takes the place of an ancient rain forest.
The undulating, golden curves of the Namibian desert were captivating. Sand blew across the ground with every gentle breeze.
A salt pool lies in the middle of an enormous desert basin like a gleaming white eye squinting beneath the blazing sun.
A gentle curve of golden sand twists its way above the dry salt lakes below. The tail end of an enormous sand dune in the Sossuvlei Desert.