Less well known than the much photographed giant-dunes in the Northwest of Namibia is the Southern Desert.
This is the area south and southeast of Luderitz - much of it is stunning mountain desert.
I can't put my finger on the exact reason why I love the desert so much, it fills me with a strange "power", a sense of freedom and heightened energy - maybe it's because here I can see forever.
At times it's like being in a time machine; when I look out on some scenes I am experiencing the exact same moment hundreds of thousands of years in the past, if you can wrap your mind around what I'm trying to say ...
A friend once said to me that the desert is ideal "Aries" country; that it complements the Aries spirit, ... well, I don't really know about that astrology stuff, but his opinion does seem spot-on in my case.
With the recently opened |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier National Park this part of the country is now more accessible and is receiving more visitors.
I'm not an expert photographer and find it difficult to capture the essence of this wonderland. You can find more Part 2 here