Damaraland from the plane showing the beauty of this desert landscape.
From the plane as we approach our landing.
A desert elephant near our camp. Desert elephants have adapted to their dry, semi-desert environment by having a smaller body mass with proportionally longer legs and seemingly larger feet than other elephants. This allows them to cross miles of sand dunes to reach water. They survive by eating moisture-laden vegetation growing in riverbeds. They can go several days without drinking water.
The view of the Damaraland landscape from the back of our camp.
As we approach the hills on our evening hike.
The desert elephants near our camp.
Near dusk from the patio of my cabin.
At sunrise on an early morning drive.
The beauty of Damaraland at sunrise.
A young Himba girl.
A Himba child in the village we visited.
A young boy and girl.
A very young Himba boy.
A Himba dwelling and goat.
Himba women apply otjize, a paste of butter, fat and red ochre each morning to their skin and hair, giving them a distinctive red hue.
A young girl with her goat.