Our 9th day took us to Spitzkoppe. An incredibly dramatic place with ginormous granite boulders. I’m sure Disney modelled all their fake ones on this place. This is the view through the rock arch.
Around the lodge grounds I snapped this little lizard with my iPhone. I like the way its colours blend in with the different colours of the tree and wondered if it was coincidence that it rested there, or whether it was aware that it was slightly camouflaged.
There is very little light pollution around the lodge, so it’s a good place to photograph the stars. I captured a shooting star when photographing the milky way.
This is how much the earth rotates in an hour!
Next stop – Etosha National Park, for some wildlife spotting. We had some fun between our cars on our long journeys as we asked each other quiz questions. One of the questions I asked was “What is the collective name for a group of rhinos?”. The answer is ‘A Crash’, but I think the guess they came up with is perfect, and it was ‘A Tank’ 🙂
It was so dark at the waterhole at night, it wasn’t until after I processed this image that I realised there were two rhinos here!
A beautiful Springbok just after daybreak.
Oryx in the early morning light.
Giraffes take absolutely ages to come to a waterhole and then drink, as they are extremely vulnerable to predators when in their ungainly position with legs spreadeagled. This male had stopped to survey his surroundings before proceeding.
When a giraffe raises its head after drinking, the water always creates an S shape. It can take several attempts to capture it on camera at just the right moment.
A photograph of a zebra is crying out to be given the black & white treatment.
Generally speaking, chopping animals in half is not a good thing:) I like this zebra crossing though and had this in mind when taking the photo. Sometimes rules are meant to be broken.
In contrast with the very straight horns of the Oryx, the Kudu has beautiful twists.
Helmeted guinea fowl amuse me. They trot along and it’s almost as if they’ve forgotten that they can fly.
Finally, my lovely group of guests atop one of the sand dunes. I thought it would be amusing to have everyone looking in different directions and I really like how the photo turned out.
That’s it! My 2022 Namibia tour concluded. I hope you enjoyed seeing my images and if you know of anyone who might be interested in coming on this trip in the future (maybe 2024) please pass on my webpage here 🙂