Sossusvlei Dunes

With all the time we’ve had on our hands lately, due to this pesky pandemic, it has been a good time to get deeper into your image collections, review and edit them, and yes curse the mistakes, and learn from them (before you delete them!)

I have been doing that very thing – and recently updated galleries on my website for various categories. This caused me to dig around and find those sleeping ‘gems’ – the pictures that got overlooked on the first round when we hastily pull pics to post and share – well, at least I am guilty of that! When some time has passed and I go back to those images, I find I’m more detached and can better assess what I have, what I like, etc.

This process made me missing Namibia, though! I was supposed to be there in July/August, and well we all know why that wasn’t happening. I miss the wide open landscapes, the fresh air and hot sun; Namibia draws me back time and again, for the unusal variety it offers.

Giant Aloes, aka Quiver Trees, in storm light

From strange trees, to giant sand dunes, flamingoes and coastal desert critters and scapes, big landscapes and night skies, culture, and wildlife and birds. I know there are many places in the world that offer a mix, but Namibia is all about the desert – and the challenges of life in that desert fascinate me.

Lone Tree, Namib Naukluft Park

Abandoned Lives, Kolmanskop

Viewing my images brought back many memories of laughter, fun, learning, adventure and the camaraderie of it all. Our guide is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to natural history, geology, culture, and he’s fun, all while being very focused on all his ‘ducklings’.

Did I say I love birds? They are pretty amazing in Namibia…

Southern-Masked Weaver building nest

A mother African Spotted Eagle-Owl  shields her chicks from the high heat of the afternoon.

Zebras grazing, Namibia

Burchell’s zebra grazing in grassland savanna

 

Leopard Resting in Tree, Etosha.

 

With the recent news of a vaccine or two on the horizon, I am confident that the postponed trip in July-August 2021 will be going and I can’t wait to get back there with co-leader Wendy Kaveney and share it all with other passionate nature photographers. Visit WILD NAMIBIA for more information.

While I’m sure the wildlife hasn’t missed us (or rather have but are relieved for a bit), yet I have sure missed them!

Thanks for being here,