Namibia Photo Tour Blog October 26th, 2013

October 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Namibia Photo Tour 
Saturday October 26th, 2013

Our first full day in Namibia. This morning we left Windhoek to travel south to Keetmanshoop which was approximately 590 km, after an 8:00 a.m. departure we and a few photo stops we arrived around 3:45 p.m.  We had time to check in to our hotel, and spend some time exploring and photographing some of the locations around the town before heading out for sunset photos in the Quiver Tree forest.  We heard home had some wet snow here.  It got up to 32C here today.  

While nearing the entrance to the forest we came upon two young male cheetahs who looked like they had just finished a good feed and made it seem they we were more curious about them, than they were of us.  The two cheetahs stuck around for about 25 minutes giving us ample time to take some great images of these beautiful cats.

We then went deeper into the forest to scout out several location for sunset images.  The combination of these interesting trees and the golden light of the evening sun made for some great shots.  We will be back out at 5:30 a.m. to capture the sunrise in the Quiver Tree forest tomorrow morning, then on to Luderitz Bay in the afternoon.

So it’s almost midnight here in Namibia, so time to complete the upload to todays images for the blog and get some sleep.  Good night from Keetmanshoop.

Danny taking some images as we departed Windhoek this morning.


 Sue checking out the scenery. 


An image of our hotel in Keetmanshoop.


This afternoon we went for a walk into the village, Dan and Joyce covering both directions.


It is spring time here and the Jacaranda Trees are in bloom.


Many of the flowers are in full bloom


These two young ladies posed for us as we walked by the hotel they were working at. If you look close they are both wearing a Canadian Flag. 


Brian’s reflection in a shop window close to our hotel.

Sue working at emails and her photos in the lobby of our hotel this afternoon.


We encountered this male cheetah near the entrance to the Quiver Tree Forest.


Another shot of the cheetah.


He sat for a while and kept us entertained.


Then his brother showed up to see what all the noise was about.


They were quite playful when they finally caught up with each other.


Two beautiful cats, we captured many images during our brief encounter.


The quiver trees are very interesting and there approximately 300 in this forest. I’ve included one of our photographers in a few of the shots to give you an idea of the size of the trees.


The afternoon glow on the quiver trees.


The sun just at the horizon.


They come in many shapes and sizes.


Another shot of the quiver trees, can you make out the photographer on the rock?


As the sun set we continued to explore the forest for interesting angles.


Another one of the setting sun frame by more quiver trees.


One last shot of the forest this evening.  We will be back in the morning for a sunrise photo shoot.


One last shot of the cheetah as we say good night from Namibia.


That’s if for todays images.  Be sure to check back tomorrow as we have a sunrise photo shoot back at the quiver tree forest, then on to Luderitz Bay later in the morning.  We will be there for a couple of days photographing the abandon diamond villages that are being claimed back by the desert.  Good night from Namibia.


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Posted by Patti on
Posted by Betty Ann on
These images are well worth the long journey to get there. Amazingly beautiful!
Posted by The Secret Garden of Bayfield on
Wonderful photos . Wish we were there !
Posted by Alice F on
Oh Brenda! Received everyone's beautiful pictures, and am very excited!
Look forward to reading the next few steps on your journey, and to hear from you soon!
Love Mom
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