Namib Desert Milky Way

Namib Desert Milky Way
The Milky Way from the Namib, the oldest Desert on Earth.

Martin

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The Milky Way and me

The Milky Way and me
A silhouette of me looking at the Milky Way (Fish River Canyon, Namibia).

“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” – Sarah Williams.

Martin

Dead Vlei Landscape

Dead Vlei Landscape by Martin_Heigan
Dead Vlei Landscape, a photo by Martin_Heigan on Flickr.

Petrified Camel Thorn Trees (Acacia erioloba) in the Salt pan at Dead Vlei (Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia).


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Tiras Mountain Grasslands

Clean Air, Vast Open Spaces, No Traffic Jams, and very little people…

A small portion of the 360 degree view of the beautiful fields of golden grass in the area of the Tiras Mountains in Namibia, Africa.


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Dead Vlei Camel Thorn Trees

Petrified Camel Thorn Trees (Acacia erioloba) in the Salt pan at Dead Vlei (Sossusvlei, Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia).


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Quiver Tree Forest Sunset

The sun sets behind the Quiver Trees (Aloe dichotoma) in the “Quiver Tree Forest” at Keetmanshoop, Namibia.

Why are they called Quiver Trees?
The Khoisan Bushman people of the Kalahari Desert, hollowed out the succulent branches to make “Quivers” to put their arrows in for hunting game. As there are not a lot of trees and resources in the Desert, they had to use what was available.


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The Giant’s Playground

The Giant's Playground by Martin_Heigan
The Giant’s Playground, a photo by Martin_Heigan on Flickr.

The beautiful and unusual Rock Formations at the “Giant’s Playground” just outside Keetmanshoop in Namibia.

Note the huge Sociable Weavers’ nest in the Quiver Tree.


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