Acacia Forest

An Acacia Forest

An Acacia forest, Wolwedans, Namibia.

This image was made in October in Namibia. Wolwedans is the name of the resort; this name is originally Afrikaans.

There were not too many wolves there. Jackals and big cats, yes. Also giraffes, zebra, various antelope types, elephants, in short: the usual African suspects.

The Namib Desert features ancient dune landscapes. Because they’re ancient, the iron in the sand has oxidized and the dunes are a vibrant orange/red colour. Close to the ocean, they tend to be regular sand-colour because the dunes there are much younger.

Wolwedans is located in a more transitional landscape where mountains and red dunes are mixed and the result is pure magic.