Weekly Photo Challenge : Edge ( Waterfalls )

This week’s DP’s Photo Challenge is Edge.

Imagine that you are close to the edge of a waterfall . . . . . . .

and this water fall falls 360 ft from where you are!dscf9417

This picture of the Victoria falls was taken by my sister-in-law while flying above the waterfall.

Even at this height, you can feel the power of this magnificent fall.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror ( Bird )

This week’s DP photo challenge is Mirror.

A bird looking into the mirror?DSCF1581

Not sure what bird it is; but I am sure it likes its own look.

The picture was taken in a hotel in Botswana, Africa by my sister-in-law to whom credit is due.

Looking Down from the Sand Dunes

This panoramic picture is surreal!

This is what you see looking down from the top of a sand dune in Namibia, Africa.P1030339

The several persons walking in the desert let us realize the scale of things.

The desert is so vast and the place so bleak!

Picture taken by my wife earlier last month.

 

 

The Ascent

I have climbed some sand dunes before but never as high as these sand dunes in Namibia.

Usually, the tour guides will give you some guidance for the climb.P1030277

These rules, although quite common sense, should best be followed.

You started off the climb as early in the day as possible, say just before sunrise. Of course, it will be best if you go there in the cooler season.P1030273

You stay on the dark side of the dune – so that the sand is not as hot.

You walk bare feet.P1030280

Don’t forget to bring snacks and water.

Always conserve your energy; make sure that you have energy to climb up to the very top.P1030281

Have a mask ready in case the wind blows up a lot of sand.

These pictures were taken by my wife earlier last month in Namibia, Africa.

 

 

Flamingos in Namibia

I like looking at a big flock of flamingos.

Greater flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) breed at large, flooded shallow salt pans as well as coastal mudflats, inland dams, small ephemeral rivers, river mouths and sewage treatment works. Flocks of tens to tens of thousands, usually with lesser flamingos, are common.P1030376.MP4_snapshot_00.03_[2016.07.27_11.32.58]

The population is scattered in southern, central and northern Namibia.

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Their long legs are especially adapted for wading in the water.

Both pictures were taken by my wife last month in Namibia, Africa.

Sunrise in Namibia

I like sunrise, but as always, I am too lazy to get up very early in the morning.

Sometimes, I do make the effort to rise up very early, but this is rare.P1030233

As a result, I ended up with few sunrise pictures and lots of sun set pictures in my archive.

The first one is a picture of an endless road in Namibia, taken against a sun rise.P1030220

The other picture mainly shows the Namibia sky and clouds.

The last one was taken when the sun has completely risen; showing the lodgings and a curvy footpath.P1030225

All photos were taken by my wife in her trip to Namibia, Africa last month.