Part 2 Off to Namibia from Cape Town.
After landing in Windhoek, I set off on a one week self-drive safari around the country. I love capturing far off landscapes, but also expected to find exotic animals up close. For this I brought two Canon lenses: 70-200mm 2.8 ii and an old school classic, the 200mm f.1.8 prime. For more length, I also included a 2X ii converter.
My first stop was the Hoodia Lodge, near Sossusvlei and it’s world famous dunes. I used the safari-included tour of the dune areas for scouting and returning the next morning early for the good light. A few shots using mostly the 70-200 on the GFX50s:
The parched nature of the area and the vastness of the dunes were stunning. 105 degree midday temps added to the sense of a vast arid landscape.
Back at the lodge, I put up the drone for an aerial view outside the Sossusvlei park where drones aren’t allowed. The sunset from above was a burner, and the aerial view added a new perspective of my surroundings.
I rested up for the next leg of my journey. Tomorrow I would be heading to the coast for another part of the Namibian landscape: Vast dunes against the beach and Atlantic Ocean.