African Photo Tour - Sossusvlei
African Photo Tour
Your African Photo Tour must include Sossusvlei, one of the beautiful areas of the Namibia desert. Here you will find the largest and most amazing sand dunes. This region can be found sitting on southwestern Namibia and its highlights are the large red sand dunes. The wind and sand naturally formed these amazing beasts. They are just breathtaking in person. These dunes are approximately 5 million years old and are home to some of the unique desert creatures. Capturing just how stunning and giant these naturally made structures are is a lot of fun. The red sand against the beautiful blue skies is amazing. The lighting in the desert is perfect, the air so clean and clear as if you could see for miles at a time.
There are a lot of grasses that can grow in these extreme conditions, which allows for unique animals as well. Many reptiles call this place home and blend in quite nicely with the sand, so be on the lookout for these amazing creatures. Take shots of amazing contrasts and shadows formed by the shifting sands will only be found here. When you are actually standing there on the sand it can be a bit overwhelming, to say the least.
The clear skies aren’t something that is seen anywhere else on Earth. The beautiful blue sky contrasting against the orange sand is amazing. The gorgeous browns that come from various shadows and reflections from the sun and sand are something not to be missed. Get your lenses ready for a chance of a lifetime photo opportunity that is over the top. You are going to love this amazing African Photo Tour!
The natural dunes are some of the highest in the world and reach almost 400 meters in some areas. Getting up top feels like you are on top of the world. The clear blue skies allow for beautiful morning and evening lighting. The pan, for the most part, remains bone dry throughout the days. However, during a good rainy season, this area is filled with photo opportunities. This opportunity draws out many people to come to see this amazing site. The reflection of the desert dunes in the water is amazing. This “Lake” can last up to a year.
There are a number of specific attractions to explore throughout Sossusvlei. The best time to see Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset. All the amazing colors that reflect from the sky to the dunes, as well as the shadows, make these the best times to visit for amazing photo opportunities.
Climb up Big Mama, which will allow you to see Naravlei, which is known for its plants that grow large melons that are cucumbers. And, the Cessna Pan is to the east, the rocks of Witberg are great for adventurers that love to climb. And, many bird species as well as the camel thorn tree dead or alive that captivates just about every photographer that visits.
This seems like a dessert that wouldn’t have anything living in it. But, it does, tucked beneath the sand is a whole other ecosystem as well. If you look closely, you will most likely see some evidence of this. Standing at the base of the dune gives you a sense of just how small people are against nature. Once we finish your African Photo Tour at Sossusvlei, we head over to Deadvlei
If you are in Namibia searching for a great experience and want an opportunity to capture awesome photos, then head over to Sossusvlei. This is one place not holding back on providing visitors with a ‘once of a lifetime experience’. From the rusty-red sand dunes to the rare native plants that grow to surprisingly large sizes in an area that is so dry at certain times of the year.
Sossusvlei provides the ideal area for an African Photo Tour. Whether you want to photograph the formations of the sand dunes, the petrified trees or the seasonal lakes that only the lucky ones get to see when they visit.
When it comes to the rusty-red dunes, you will get to capture images of some of the highest sand dunes ever formed in a desert. Big Momma is 325 meters high, others stretch for 500 meters. Climbing them allows you to have a wonderful view of Sossusvlei, and a perfect time to test out your panoramic skills.
Being a keen photographer, you know the best moments to take pictures are at sunrise or as the evening light sets on the horizon. Stay for the stars, as its moments like this that take your breath-away, and you will be so happy you stayed.
Sossusvlei features and areas you get to explore offer great photo opportunities preserving these great memories. The sand dunes and some other areas will ensure that the photo quality is the best and you will have the best view of what you want to capture.
Naravlei boast of unique plants to photograph. The cucumbers, watermelons and other plants are like no other. Sharing photos of these plants will amaze your friends, who might not believe that they grow in a desert region.
There are numerous bird species in Sossusvlei to photograph, thus insuring your on the best African Photo Tour. The beautiful birds will come close, and if you are fast, you may just capture a photo of a unique or rare species.