Within the boundaries of Etosha Nationalpark in Northern Namibia there are three campsites. The biggest of them beeing "Okaukuejo", located at a big waterhole with the same name. I spent the first night of my recent visit last November sitting at the waterhole, watching different animals drink and interact. But not only the animals but also the scenery of the waterhole itself, changing colors during the sunset was amazing. That's when I took this picture of an elephant and a giraffe drinking right next to each other at the waterhole.
Canon EOS 40D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, ISO 800, 1.3 sec., 33mm, f/4. Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 2, finishing touches in Adobe Photoshop CS4.
If you were staying in Okaukuejo, Namibia you would have the same view. Except that most of the year it is so dry that animals come to the water hole to drink. Here, it's the end of the rainy season and is as lush as it gets. That day no animals could be bothered to walk all the way to this oasis, however, the sky was putting on a show of its own for us.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM. Adjustments in Adobe Lightroom 3.
I took this picture on my recent trip through Southern Africa. We went to climb up the famous Dune 45 close to Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert at about half past five to see the sunrise from the dune. This picture is taken just before the Sun appeared over the horizon. The colours were amazing and the untouched dune before me was truly magical.
Canon EOS 40D with Tamron 17-50mm 2.8. RAW file developed in Adobe Lightroom 2 and Adobe Photoshop CS4.
Dead Vlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. It is surrounded by the highest dunes in the world. this photo was taken at around 8:45AM and the temperature was already unbearable. Enjoy.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, adjustments in Adobe Lightroom 3, stitching and other adjustments in Adobe Photoshop.
Walking near the big lake of Etosha National Park in Namibia is this male Kudu. With a dramatic sky in the background, I thought it would be a nice descape (desktop-escape). Now don't you go register this name online! Enjoy.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM. Developed in Adobe Lightroom 3.
This photo tells the story behind my shot of the sunrise on top of Dune45 in the Namib, the world's oldest desert. The wind constantly blows the sand over the edge of the dune, giving it its unique shape and keeping it in place. The wind blows equally often and strong from West and East, making the dune itself immovable. I was thrilled by the thought of how many millions of grains of sand are blown over the edge of this and all the other dunes in the desert every second. This photo captures a few of them in flight.
Canon EOS 40D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/640 second, 43mm, f/3.5. Post-processing in Adobe Lightroom 2. Finishing touches in Adobe Photoshop CS4.