Namibian Desert Scene

After the last two days of photoblogs featuring an abundance of water, I thought today could be an interesting contrast.

Welcome to the deserts of Namibia.

Namibia is a decent-sized country in Southwest Africa. Partly because it is in an extremely dry region, Namibia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. This was never more obvious to me than driving along a gravel highway and not seeing any other vehicles for several hours.

As we drove on rough, gravel roads my wife and I passed several springbok, and in a few places monkeys, playing on the side of the road. Even more, as we rumbled along in our truck, the sand dunes of the Namibian desert rose around us.

In the picture above, this was the scene for several hundreds of miles.

Living in the midwest of the United States our summers are lush and green. Bright reddish-orange sand is something we don’t see everyday.

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