Oryx in front of Sand dunes of Sossusvlei Namibia DSC_5652-2



A very special photo in my Namibian collection. A close encounter with this beautiful Oryx buck.

The Namib is the oldest desert in the world and extends far beyond the borders of the National Park and includes the whole of western Namibia. The part of the Namib within the Park is about 500 km long and between 100 to 180 km wide. Here the highest dunes worldwide are found, which reach a height of up to 300 metres.

The Park was formed from four regions namely Namib, Naukluft, Sesriem/Sossusvlei and Sandwich Harbour whereby some parts of the Restricted Diamond Area have been added. Should the diamond reserves in the still existing Restricted Diamond Area be depleted propositions have been made to extend the Park to the South African border.

I took this photo during my 4 week trip to Namibia in May 2017.