Sometimes, to really see something, you have to get further away, not closer. And when something is really, really big, you have to get so far away from it that your feet are no longer touching the ground. This is the only way to really appreciate the vastness of Namibia, with its seas – oceans – of russet and gold dunes, punctuated by unexplained fairy circles, isolated mountains and the odd, hot oryx.
A safari is normally characterised by trying to get nearer – tracking something down, pursuing it, getting the long lenses out. But a flying safari is about being just far enough away to make out the horizon beyond the mountains, to watch the coastal fog creeping up behind the dunes, to observe the earth becoming an abstract artwork of shadow and light, the known and the unknown.
What words cannot capture, pictures can. This is what Namibia looks like from the air.
Find out more!
- See more aerial shots on my Flickr page.
- My tour was organised by Ultimate Safaris and I flew with Wilderness Air.