Namib Desert Milky Way

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


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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Sossusvlei Landscape

Sossusvlei Landscape by Martin_Heigan
Sossusvlei Landscape, a photo by Martin_Heigan on Flickr.

The view from our Tented Camp at Sossusvlei, Namibia.

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