As we gaze out across the Namib desert the vista before us is startlingly immense. The horizon pleats and folds through desert sands to the distant purple escarpment. The magnitude of it all is engulfing and at once we feel reduced down to an inconsequential spec in this vast sea of sand.
Our road trip starts in the south, crossing the Orange River then venturing off the beaten track we travel northwards to reach Kunene River bordering Angola.
For a photographer it is a dream location – the colours, light and form unfold in superlatives. The stark, arid landscapes which so captivate have a compelling rhythm where wind sculpts sinuous sand dunes and water carves meandering pathways. As we travel northwards the land transforms to savannah, green mopani and woodlands.
It’s a strange and wondrous land: mesmerising and surreal at times. My field of interest – the interconnection between land, people and it’s wildlife is revealing in it’s complexities here.
I’ll be posting when WiFi is available, why not come along and read about our adventures ……