Ostriches of the Desert

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

It’s really hard to believe that anything can survive out in the Namib Desert but, it’s even harder to believe these birds can make it!  It’s dry and baron for as far as the eye can see yet, there they are, goin on about their day.  The largest birds in the world, living in one of the driest places in the world.

Uis Region of Namibia

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Namibia is definitely a country of ever changing landscapes!  Driving off the main roads will lead you into places that few have ever witnessed!  We took a random dirt road on our way to a little town called ‘Uis’ and this is what we saw…

More Namibian Scenary

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

It’s difficult to drive through Namibia without stopping every 5 minutes to snap another shot!  These are just a few of the stops we made along the way!

Road into the Namib Desert

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The stretches of Road that face you when driving through Namibia can dampen your soul but if you stay focused on the scenary and beauty that surrounds you, you’ll love every minute of it!

Old Giant

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

This has to be the biggest Elephant I have ever seen in the wild!  He looked soo old and wise.  We wathced him as he followed the road, not concerned with the cars and the people trying their best to get a good shot of him.  I would say he is over 50 years old, judging by the width of his forhead and broken off tusks.  He had a sad but wise old look about him.  Wish I could hug him!

Springbok of the Kalahari

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Springbok are plentiful through out most of the Kalahari and even the Namib desert.  They can be seen roaming around the most in-hospitable places and never look under fed!  I shot these 2 pictures in the Etosha National Park in Northern Namibia.  Gracefull little antelope!

Zebra of Etosha Pan National Park

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

If you wanna see a lot of Zebra out in the open then, Etosha Pan National Park is the place for you.  They’re everywhere!  If you wait for the right light, either early mornings or late afternoons are always best, you are certain to get some good shots of them interacting with one another.  I shot these on a recent trip to Namibia and was up at the crack of dawn to capture that ‘perfect’ light!

Lions on the Prowl

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

I spotted these 2 Lions in the ‘Etosha Pan National Park’, they were lazing under a tree for quite some time before they came out and let me get some shots of them.  They seemed to be playing ‘cat and mouse’ with the Zebra which was strange cause it looked as though they had a ‘kill’ under the tree where they were resting.

Lilac Breasted Roller

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

If you’ve ever been to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, you will have seen one of these!  I spotted this one in the Etosha Pan National Park in Northern Namibia!

Black Backed Jackal

Monday, April 27th, 2009

The Kalahari Desert just wouldn’t be the same without these little guys running around, scavenging and trying to catch whatever little animal they can to eat!  We spotted a lot of them along the roads in ‘Etosha Pan National Park’ in Namibia and once again, thanks to getting up at 5 in the morning, the light was perfect to capture these 2 goin on about their business.