Every country offers the traveller something unique – something that makes you come back time and again. Namibia has it all: people, culture, comfort and wilderness. The countryside offers vast vistas of unspoilt nature where one can simply sit down and wonder about the magnificent creation around you. It’s a place filled with silence, solitude and…surprises.
For this half-and-half challenge, looking for some symmetry in the picture, the following:
The contrast between the dry veld and the sky – with the thin line of mountains in the background – made me stop for this one.
Drawing nearer, the landscape changed as the sun slowly released its grip on the desert in the later afternoon.
The next day, the landscape was covered in withered grass and stunted trees – but the hills of ancient volcanic rocks formed a barrier between sand and sky.
And here the surprise waited: a shallow pool, where two juvenile desert elephants posed for a while.
I’ll simply have to go again.