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…