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Aerial photos of the desert

Ah, here is yet more sand and more dunes. Did I mention that I took about 380 photos during our scenic flight? As you can imagine, it was very difficult to select the photos for the website. If you are interested to purchase photos of this session (including photos not shown here), please drop me a line. I'll get back to you with a selection of suitable photos.

Aerial photos of Namibia

I think the dunes on this photo look like gigantic forks, grabbing for the dry soil of the Namib desert.

Dunes photographes from the air

The views of the desert dunes change almost every minute, which makes a scenic flight across the Sossusvlei so exciting and rewarding, especially for the photographer. This photo, for example, looks so dark as if the dunes were the gates to the inner earth.

Geometric Dunes

And then you suddenly see dunes that are almost perfect geometric objects. If you look closely on this one, you will see the sand blowing across the top of the dune. Indeed, the wind was blowing strongly, and it was sometimes quite difficult to hold the camera still.

Flight across dunes in the desert

Another fantastic photograph of the Sossusvlei. Actually I can't wait to see the large-size prints. :-)

Dead Vlei in the Namib Desert

This is Dead Vlei, one of the many "vleis" in the Sussusvlei. A vlei is a dry lake that only gets flooded when enough rain occurs. However, the heat is usually so strong that the water never last for long.

Desert Dunes Aerial

Another exciting shape of a red sand dune.

Desert Dunes Bird's View

And more dunes, this time with triangle crowns (for a change).

The Sossusvlei Dune Aerial

And this is "Big Mama" dune, the main attraction at the Sossusvlei. It is situated about 65 kilometers (40 miles) from the entrance gate. The last 5 kilometers (3 miles) are only allowed for 4x4, but it is highly recommended to use the shuttle service anyway. Now, from the air the dunes look really small.

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