The striking vistas and complex geomorphology continue to unfold as we travel northwards. The vegetation alters and we begin to see marked changes in the varying biomes (Namibia has five). Dwarf shrubs and the milkbush stands, grasses, camelthorn trees change to green mopane and broadleaf trees.
Battling with slow internet connections so the next couple of posts show the variety and the scenic grandeur – mainly of the rugged Namib Nauklauft region. I’ll be coming back to the little critters, extraordinary fauna and the most amazing birds….
12 thoughts on “This beautiful country”
These pictures are beautiful!
Very varied indeed! Loving the colours and landscapes.
Fabulous! What are you travelling in Liz? A campervan? Rooftop tent?
We’re driving a 4×4 Subaru and staying in various accommodation options – self catering, lodges, and Airbnb. Hoping to get set up with a trailer next time.
You must be driving long distance each day then. A lot of places are far apart.
Yes, been legging it on some routes but the gravel roads are a big challenge and we’ve spilt the distances into less each day.
Beautiful and varied geology. Driving through the desert, you must have to plan very carefully. Wouldn’t want to get stranded out there!
It’s been a most interesting journey! Yes the planning was done carefully but just in case we carry extra water (and fuel). We were warned about the gravel roads as well and fortunately carry puncture repair kit.
All beautiful images, Liz, – the one of the road snaking through the harsh landscape like a dry riverbed is my favourite!
🙂 thanks Dries. It’s an inspiring place for photography.
What a harsh unforgiving land this looks. Is it in drought or is it a naturally dry region?
It’s a low rainfall region, but some areas are in the grip of drought. The Namib desert is a region about the size of Switzerland – a vast sea of sand.