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Dwellers of sand dunes at Sossusvlei

  
 
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Sossusvlei is a region of tall sand dunes in the Southern Namib Desert in Namibia. The iron-rich sand renders the dunes there reddish. In some areas, the reddish colors are beautifully intense, and they are definitely different than what is normally associated with dune colors elsewhere. As arid as the climate in that region is, there is still wildlife, which mostly consists of grazing animals.

The most common wildlife in that region is oryx. They stand at their shoulder about 4-5 feet tall and therefore quite large. Oryxes are well-adapted to desert life and they feel quite home there. They do climb high up on some sand dunes in search of food. The remaining wildlife, like springbok, ostrich, etc. stay pretty much in the lower elevation. Jackals are seen in that area, too but I didnít get to see, let alone, photograph any. FYI, in addition to images that were captured from the ground there are some in the set were photographed from a helicopter. Some of the images include quite a bit of the environment they live in.

Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave any feedback,
Joshua



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#1 - Oryx

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#2 - Oryx

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#3 - Plenty of food up there

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#4 - Ostrich in front of Dune 45

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#5 - Springboks

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# 6 - Nice view!

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# 7 - Better view from higher up 😉

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#8 - Wanna race?

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#9 - Fun sliding down on sand!

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Nov 19, 2022 at 09:53 AM
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What a gorgeous set Joshua! Amazing light and refreshingly different from most of the other wildlife we see posted.
Images 4 & 5 have some very funky artifacts in the oof areas. I've not seen that before.
Dave



Nov 19, 2022 at 10:08 AM
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lighthound wrote:
What a gorgeous set Joshua! Amazing light and refreshingly different from most of the other wildlife we see posted.
Images 4 & 5 have some very funky artifacts in the oof areas. I've not seen that before.
Dave


Thank you very much, Dave! I first thought that you were referring to heat shimmer or heat haze from the far away OOF areas due to atmospheric conditions. But later on, after your tip, I realized that those are artifacts that somehow introduced along the editing process or due to JPG conversion or cropping or all factors above. At any rate, I edited the two files and posted the revision in the original thread. Thanks again, Dave!



Nov 19, 2022 at 10:22 AM
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What a magnificent set Joshua !!! Each one is a beauty all its own.

Birdie



Nov 19, 2022 at 12:00 PM
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Lovely set, Joshua.


Nov 19, 2022 at 12:26 PM
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birdied wrote:
What a magnificent set Joshua !!! Each one is a beauty all its own.

Birdie


I really appreciate your kind words, Birdie!



YEG-Photog wrote:
Lovely set, Joshua.


Thank you very much, YEG!



Nov 19, 2022 at 01:08 PM
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Warm colors are usually crowd pleasers. Add interesting subjects and great composition as you have produced and your photos are a delight to view Joshua

Morris



Nov 19, 2022 at 02:35 PM
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Amazing colors and photos. Thank you for sharing with us.
Morrie



Nov 19, 2022 at 03:05 PM
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Great series Joshua. Image quality is fantastic.


Nov 19, 2022 at 04:06 PM
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Stunning Thank you for posting sights rarely scene.


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Incredible scenery Joshua. I feel I'm being treated to landscapes with careful inclusion of wildlife and each compliments the other. You visions and compositions here are outstanding my friend. I think the zooms were the correct choice for this outing, you covered it all in great detail. YGMV

Karl



Nov 19, 2022 at 05:51 PM
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What a stunning set of images Joshua. Iím on a ship about to cross the equator headed to Samoa but had to comment on this terrific set of images.


Nov 19, 2022 at 06:07 PM
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Beautiful set, Joshua. You have done a very nice job of presenting the Oryx and Ostrich in the context of the landscape, especially the Ostrich shot.

Thanks for sharing,
Gero



Nov 19, 2022 at 06:59 PM
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morris wrote:
Warm colors are usually crowd pleasers. Add interesting subjects and great composition as you have produced and your photos are a delight to view Joshua

Morris


Thank you very much for your kind words, Morris!



MorrieC wrote:
Amazing colors and photos. Thank you for sharing with us.
Morrie


Thank you for stopping by and for leaving your kind comment, Morrie!



Ted ellis wrote:
Great series Joshua. Image quality is fantastic.


Ted, I always appreciate your kind words.



Nov 19, 2022 at 07:21 PM
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A great combination of landscape and wildlife. Well done, Joshua.


Nov 19, 2022 at 08:32 PM
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what a wonderful series, Joshua. Were you there in the summer season? a big vote from me.


Nov 19, 2022 at 09:03 PM
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Gorgeous set... TFS Joshua...



Nov 19, 2022 at 09:43 PM
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Good looking set Joshua.

John



Nov 19, 2022 at 10:36 PM
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i enjoyed them all Joshua


Nov 20, 2022 at 03:28 AM
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Excellent set of photos! Looks like quite an adventure.
Phil



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