Africa Photo Pictorial

Editor’s Note: These photographs may look old-fashioned now, but when we first started posting photos most images were scanned in from film negatives, and the resolution on the internet was very poor. Images needed to be only a few kilobytes so that you could download them with a phone modem; now they are thousands of times bigger.

Sunrise in the desert of Namibia.

Sunrise in the desert of Namibia.

The Dunes of Central Namibia

The Dunes of Central Namibia. The unique red-orange color is due to the ore from the surrounding land. Imagine an orange glacier eight or nine stories tall, slowly, through the centuries, moving over trees, valleys, and bush alike. And then uncovering them just the same.

Canyon river bed in central Namibia

Canyon river bed in central Namibia. This canyon is dry in all but the wettest portion of the year. To get to the bottom one must wind back and forth, following channels eroded over thousands of years. The floor is dotted with large black beetles who are standing still with their abdomens raised to catch moisture. This is something I never expected to see, something that made sense on nature shows, but actually seeing thousands of large black beetles during our walk really put life in a different perspective.

The remnants of a train line between Swakopmund and Winhoek

The remnants of a train line between Swakopmund and Windhoek claimed by the tan dunes of the Swakopmund desert.

The Mozambiquen coast line.

The Mozambique coastline. Here the water is clear and warm, and the palm trees thick and lush. Pictured is a dowl used by local residents in Vilanculos for transit and fishing.

>Sunrise in Motopas National park

Sunrise in Motopas National park. The valleys are created from immense piles of boulders.

Mt. Binga, the highest point in both Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Mt. Binga, the highest point in both Zimbabwe and Mozambique, with a frothy cap of clouds.

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