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Photos of Namibia by My Brother

Updated on December 29, 2015

Photos of Namibia

In 2009 a visit to Namibia resulted in these wonderful photos. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

My brother, Dave Woollacott, is a talented amateur photographer. It is his passion and all consuming hobby. I am going to take you on a journey through Namibia through the lens of Dave.

It's easy to see why I love photos taken by my brother.

Dave also takes wonderful pictures at weddings. Choosing between the professional photographer and Dave's photos at my own wedding I love my brother's photos best.

Photos on this lens remain the property of Dave Woollacott and are NOT to be copied or used without specific permission.

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Landscapes of Namibia

landscape by D Woollacott
landscape by D Woollacott

A Digital Photo Frame

NIX 8 inch Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame with Motion Sensor (X08D)
NIX 8 inch Hi-Res Digital Photo Frame with Motion Sensor (X08D)

Just what you need when you can't decide which of the beautiful photos you should include on the wall or mantle piece! This high quality frame shows your pictures in vivid color. It even has sound and can be used for videos. It has a built-in motion sensor and switches itself off when it senses no motion.

A friend recently purchased a similar frame for her elderly aunt who has to move from her beach house to a retirement home. It's a way she can see the sunsets and the beach and feel comforted.

The frame will also play your MPEG-4 / .AVI video, JPEG photos and MP3 music!

 
sunset by D Woollacott
sunset by D Woollacott
Dead Pan Sossusvlei by D Woollacott
Dead Pan Sossusvlei by D Woollacott
Dead Pan by D Woollacott
Dead Pan by D Woollacott
Naukuluft by D Woollacott
Naukuluft by D Woollacott
landscape by D Woollacott
landscape by D Woollacott
desert
desert
desert
desert

Camera Backpacks for Your Trip

When my brother recently met with us in Australia he had a camera backpack and I was amazed at what he was able to pack in there! Not being a photographer myself I had never imaged all the things you need to take those beautiful pictures.

My idea of taking photos is using my mobile phone and I certainly don't need a backpack to store anything for that. There again my photos aren't the quality that you see here from Dave.

Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera and 15.4-Inch Laptop Backpack (Black)
Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera and 15.4-Inch Laptop Backpack (Black)

With over 300 five star reviews this look like a winner to me! It's designed to be customised to suit YOU!

It amazed me to see how compact these backpacks can be. Everything that is needed from lenses and even your laptop!

Backpacks keep your important camera equipment and accessories from being damaged from the elements...clean, dust free and all in one place.

Watching my brother going through his own bag looking for a lens or other gadget I was amazed at what it could hold...all perfectly in place and ready for action.

Backpacks are designed to keep your important camera parts and accessories in perfect condition...out of the elements of nature and protected from damage.

Light weight and versatile.

 

Derelict Car - My favorite!

Car wreck by D Woollacott
Car wreck by D Woollacott

I love the drama of this picture. Do you notice that the glass appears to be in tact?!

Namibian Craftsman at Work

African weaving by D Woollacott
African weaving by D Woollacott

I have a wall hanging that I suspect was from this very craftsman...a gift from my brother and his wife.

A 2000 Year Old Plant - Welwitchia Plant

Welwitchia Plant by D Woollacott
Welwitchia Plant by D Woollacott

This is what my brother told me about this plant:

'Numerous tests prove these to be over 2000 years old. They are an anomaly in that they have not adapted to the desert. It is thought they used to thrive in river beds that have since dried up with climate change. They have roots that go down about 30 metres and obviously tap into some underground water. As the leaves grow out they should spread quite far but as the desert sand can get to 70 degrees the leaves dry and burn up.'

Quite amazing! On looking for a little more information on this fascinating plant I found this website: plantzafrica.com

Ghost Town by D Woollacott
Ghost Town by D Woollacott

Kolmanskop Ghost Town

Diamonds were found outside Luderitz - apparently at night they could be seen glistening on the desert surface.

The Germans set up Kolmanskop mining town and it was quite wealthy. It had one of the first silent movie houses and also hosted entertainers from Europe.

The town once sported a hospital, school, power station, the first x-ray station in the southern hemisphere...and would you believe a CASINO! Seems deserts lend themselves to casinos, don't they?

The diamonds became harder to find and in the 1920s news came that there were vast areas of diamonds south at Oranjemund. As a result Kolmanskop became a "ghost town" and you can see the sand starting to cover it. By 1954 the town was abandoned.

The town has become a popular spot for photographers

Kolmanskop Ghost Town by D Woollacott
Kolmanskop Ghost Town by D Woollacott
Inside the ghost town by D Woollacott
Inside the ghost town by D Woollacott
Wild horses of Namib by D Woollacott
Wild horses of Namib by D Woollacott

Wild horses of the Namib

There are about 100 wild horses and a few stories about where they might have come to be in the Namib. Perhaps from a shipwreck, or maybe left behind by German forces.They seem healthy enough in a very inhospitable environment.

A borehole and trough have been built there and the animals visit the spot called Garub at least daily. Tourists go to the spot to view them.

Since the early 1990s studies have been made of the horses and records kept of their population.

Wild Horses by D Woollacott
Wild Horses by D Woollacott

Photos of Animals of Africa

Antelope by D Woollacott
Antelope by D Woollacott
Pelican by D Woollacott
Pelican by D Woollacott
animal collage by D Woollacott
animal collage by D Woollacott
animals by D Woollacott
animals by D Woollacott
Wild animals by D Woollacott
Wild animals by D Woollacott
Flamengo by D Woollacott
Flamengo by D Woollacott
Zebra
Zebra

Time to Vote!

Namib landscape by D Woollacott
Namib landscape by D Woollacott

Which set of photos do you like best?

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You Will Need a Camera!

Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)
Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)

Now, I am not the photographer of the family as I use my mobile phone for pictures but 335 five stars says something about this camera to me. I'm going to check with Dave to get him to give me his review and I'll update it later!

 

Photos on this lens remain the property of Dave Woollacott and are NOT to be copied or used without specific permission.

Please let me know you dropped by and leave your comments - Thanks for your visit.

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      It's easy to see why you like your brother's photographs. They are sublime.

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      Cash-Advance-Loan 4 years ago

      These are some beautiful photos.

      Your brother is professional photographer ?

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      @Cash-Advance-Loan: No, it's his hobby. Thanks for your comments:)

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      A very interesting tour of Namibia. Excellent photography.

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      mermaidsbite 4 years ago

      My favorite photo is the seashore, so different than ours. Your brother has created a wonderful portfolio, he is talented!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      How outstanding....you had me going back and forth....and feeling so sorry for the poor plant that keeps burning its feet in the hot sun! We'll all be waiting with you to see more photos by your brother! :)

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      yarfodg 3 years ago

      Great amazing pics of Namilbia and the animals of Africa... I love Africa so thanks a lot for these lovely moments...

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      Amazing photographs! I want to go to Namibia and explore the wild nature with my camera someday :)

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      Melissa Miotke 3 years ago from Arizona

      Absolutely beautiful! I would love to see with my own eyes someday:)

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      TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

      Fantastic photos, I would love to go to Africa someday. This is a great lens.

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      hildiid lm 3 years ago

      Great landscape. My be it a nice place to go for Holiday.

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      poutine 3 years ago

      Beautiful photos

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      poutine 3 years ago

      Beautiful photos

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      LynetteBell 3 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      @poutine: Thanks...my brother will be pleased

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