Rise from Dune 45 by helenhall

Rise from Dune 45

After a sleepless night under canvas we were treated to a very early morning start, joining the queue at the gates of the Namib-Naukluft National Park to bump along the dusty track to Sousselvie and Dune 45. That would be 45 km of dusty track in which vehicles, more well equipped for the job than the one we occupied, could overtake us, spewing their generous clouds of dirt into our vehicle as they passed by.

It seems that half the population of Namibia at any one time, takes to the roads and the race to climb Dune 45 at sunrise. But nothing can take away the magic of the scene that awaits. We were just one third of the way up the dune when the sun started to rise, and so that is where I was bound to pause in the clamber to the top and record this scene.
Fabulous capture:)
December 1st, 2018  
Shhhh, I'll whisper as it looks so quiet! Great shot.
December 1st, 2018  
@chimfa - :-)

what she said.
December 1st, 2018  
What an amazing trip you have had!
December 2nd, 2018  
How wonderful- I would imagine this makes one feel very small in the grand scheme of your surroundings- so glad you got this shot of the sunrise
December 2nd, 2018  
Stunning sunrise. Something you will never forget.
December 2nd, 2018  
Great light and tones.
December 3rd, 2018  
So beautiful. I like so much the three shades of colour and the flatness of the image. Not to speak about the sun. Magical. Fav
December 4th, 2018  
Quite the adventure and beautiful sunrise. Fav
December 4th, 2018  
How beautiful!!! Although I cringe at your "sleepless night" :( Highs and lows indeed...
December 9th, 2018  
Catching up with your trip (Namibia is on my bucket list). I love the desert, and this photo is an excellent capture of that landscape.
January 25th, 2019  
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