Namib Naukluft Park - The Adventure Starts Here!

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Maybe the best spot I've ever seen.

The Sossusvlei, Namibia’s famous highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert, is a huge clay pan, enclosed by giant sand dunes. Some of the spectacular hills of sand are, at a height of 300 metres, the highest in the world. The dunes of the Namib desert have developed over a period of many millions of years. It is thought that the vast quantities of sand were deposited into the Atlantic Ocean by the Orange river. This material was subsequently moved northwards by the Benguela current to be dumped back onto the land by the surf.

It takes a while to climb one of them (Dune 45, Big father or Big Mother are the most famous) but one to reach the top, the views are so great that you don’t mind being breathless. A good spot to take your cameras with. You’ll not be disappointed. You can even rent a flight with a Balloon over the dunes… the feelings are awesome when you notice you are in the middle of nowhere.

written by disdis on 2009-06-26 in #world #locations #namibia #yellow #desert #dunes #dead-valley #holga #blue #red #trees #sand

10 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Hoooo !!! This is absolutely breathtaking ! Someone contact National Geographic please !!! 8D ... Congratulations for this gallery !

  2. rater
    rater ·

    That is great! The shoots 2, 12 and 14 are magnific!

  3. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Truly amazing location & shots!!!!

  4. stinketier
    stinketier ·

    woah!

  5. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Really like the hot air ballon pics. Makes you feel a bit insignificant.

  6. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    So you're back from Africa, disdis ! Wow ! Your pics are so gorgeous ! This looks more beautiful than in my dreams ! I surely go there one day !
    Can't wait for the other locations !!!! More, more, more !!!

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    Even after a good night of sleep, I can't stop thinking about this gallery... Especially N°11 ! It would deserve a 3m by 3m poster !!!

  8. mrs-paul
    mrs-paul ·

    Beautiful photos!

  9. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    wow, what an amazing gallery! great review!

  10. neja
    neja ·

    amazing post!!

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