Namibia : The deserts of Namibia: Life and photography on nature's terms

Clyde C Coger Jr

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In the Spirit of Sankofa,

The deserts of Namibia: Life and photography on nature's terms

Gordon Donovan

Yahoo News

Photographing wildlife in Namibia isn’t easy, it’s fraught with challenges, hardships, setbacks and stress. But the southern African nation’s peaceful landscapes, majestic animals and kindhearted people always make it worth the trouble ...

The 1,000-foot-high sand dunes in the Namib-Naukluft National Park are a popular tourist attraction for climbing, sand boarding and photography. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

An elephant walks across the grassy plains near Batia waterhole in Etosha National Park in Namibia. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Visitors need to be careful. These are not the cute seals in the circus or zoo. Humans are dangerous to wildlife and to themselves. I watched people try to get close to seals and then begin to realize they were dangerous. (Photo: Gordon

A spotted hyena eats a bird near a waterhole just before sundown near the Namutoni camp in Etosha National Park. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Another dramatic sunset at the Moringa waterhole, always worth the price of admission. Sunsets are quiet, with only the sounds of wildlife and cameras clicking. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)