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My favourite landscapes: as far as the eye can see.

Tankwa Karoo, South Africa

Tankwa Karoo, South Africa

For sunset: clouds, —

but at night, the sky should be clear.

Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds

Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds

AfrikaBurn, Tankwa Karoo

AfrikaBurn, Tankwa Karoo

Then it rains —

and for a moment, the desert seems ready to transform.

 This rain is the heaviest in years...

This rain is the heaviest in years...

The Wolfberg Arch, Cederberg

The Wolfberg Arch, Cederberg

...but very little ever reaches the nearby Cederberg's high plateaus. —

It's further south you'll find the wettest range in South Africa.

Langeberg Sunset

Langeberg Sunset

Here rivers flow year-round, —

but nothing like the mighty Chobe River, 1800km north.

Chobe Elephants

Chobe Elephants

The Chobe is part of the Zambezi River system and forms the border between Botswana and Namibia. —

Further south, Nxai Pan National Park relies on summer rains.

Baines' Baobabs - Nxai Pan National Park

Baines' Baobabs - Nxai Pan National Park

 

For much of the year these pans lie dry...

    ...while to the west, Moremi Game Reserve enjoys the floodplain of the Okavango Delta. 

 

...while to the west, Moremi Game Reserve enjoys the floodplain of the Okavango Delta. 

Third Bridge Camp, Moremi Game Reserve

Third Bridge Camp, Moremi Game Reserve

The notorious third bridge, often impassable in flood season. —

A season which seldom comes to Hwange National Park's Broken Rifle Pan...

Elephants in Hwange, Zimbabwe

Elephants in Hwange, Zimbabwe

 

...and never comes to the red Namib dunes.

Namib Desert, Namibia

Namib Desert, Namibia

 

Although water once reached even here.

Deadvlei Pan, Sossusvlei

Deadvlei Pan, Sossusvlei

 Namibia has some of Africa's most beautiful landscapes.

Namibia has some of Africa's most beautiful landscapes.

Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Spitzkoppe, Namibia

And everywhere, deep reds and oranges abound, —

and wild campsites offer the most spectacular views.

Huab River, Namibia

Huab River, Namibia

 

Which could not be more different from the green rivers of Norway.

Nærøydalselvi River, Norway

Nærøydalselvi River, Norway

 

Or the green fields of Camasunary Bay...

Camasunary Bay, Isle of Skye

Camasunary Bay, Isle of Skye

...the other side of the world, where there are new landscapes to explore. 

But first, on assignment in Southern Africa. —