Sand is not just for the Beach…

A 4:30 AM wake up call usually comes with a very important purpose. This morning it definitely did.

The Namibian desert is home to the world’s tallest sand dunes. 800 kilometres of rust red sand, towering more than 300 metres. Our wake up call was to watch the sunrise over dune 45. I could not take a bad shot. Every time I looked down at the preview after a shot, I thought I was looking at a postcard. The contrast from the deep red sand and the cloudless blue morning sky was remarkable.

After breakfast was served to us at the base of the dune, we had a short drive to another area of the desert where we ventured out on foot into the red sand mountains. The heat reached more than 40 degrees as we hiked for kilometres. Frame after frame, I could not believe what I was photographing. This was the most amazing landscape I have ever seen.

The amazing thing about the last few days is that after seeing these amazing natural features, it only gets better from here…

Namibian Sand Dunes

Namibian Sand Dunes

About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.

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