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The Namib Desert: Two Photographs

Dune of Namibia

From the Wikipedia entry on the Namib Desert: Having endured arid or semi-arid conditions for at least 55 million years, it is considered to be the oldest desert in the world after the Atacama Desert in Chile. The Namib’s aridity is caused by the descent of dry air of the Hadley Cell, cooled by the cold Benguela current along the coast. It has less than 10 mm (0.4 inches) of rain annually and is almost completely barren.

Skydiving in the Namib Desert

 

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    June 2nd, 2009 @17:29 #
     
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    Dear Renaissance man, I read a brief bio of you this week. How do you get to be so gifted in EVERYTHING you do? These are both amazing.

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  • <a href="http://liesljobson.bookslive.co.za" rel="nofollow">Liesl</a>
    Liesl
    June 2nd, 2009 @20:32 #
     
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    Ha! I tried to take a photo very similar to the one above when I was a new photographer. I got down on my stomach to take the photograph and stood up with a dozen thorns stuck in each elbow that itched for months.

    These are glorious.

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  • <a href="http://victordlaminini.co.za" rel="nofollow">Victor Dlamini</a>
    Victor Dlamini
    June 2nd, 2009 @22:31 #
     
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    Hi Helen & Liesl, if you take your camera with you when you visit the Namib desert, then trust me, the photographs literally pop everywhere you look, it is truly a photographer's paradise

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    June 2nd, 2009 @22:55 #
     
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    AND he's modest too, folks :)

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