2016-11-25: Feel Good Friday

These are the pictures that jumped out at me to post today; I’m not sure why, but I decided to run with it. 🙂

These are from my time in Damaraland, Namibia.  We had the opportunity to explore the Twyfelfontein World Heritage Site to see the bushman rock art.  The rock art depicts people, the animals and birds of the region, and even the location of both permanent and seasonal waterholes.

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A view from the pathway around the rock art site.
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Giraffe, oryx, humans, and I am going to guess a bird like the Kory Bustard are depicted here.
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Giraffe and antelope carvings and the landscape beyond.

If you’d like to learn more about the area, here is a link to a wiki page about it.

2016-04-08: Feel Good Friday

Well, it’s starting to seem that my Feel Good Friday posts have a bit of a theme…elephants!!!

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A pair of elephants with the beautiful Damaraland desert as a backdrop.

Damaraland Highlights

Here is a glimpse of some of the beautiful scenery of Damaraland, and my transfer between Sossusvlei and Damaraland.

One of Damaraland's rocky hills.  Taken early in the day when the winds are low and the sky is free from dust.
One of Damaraland’s rocky hills. Taken early in the day when the winds are low and the sky is free from dust.
An oryx runs through the desert at sunset.  Such pretty light.
An oryx runs through the desert at sunset. Such pretty light.
A huge group of ostriches were spooked by our approaching vehicle, and ran as fast as they could to the top of the rise.
A huge group of ostriches were spooked by our approaching vehicle, and ran as fast as they could to the top of the rise.
One of the more recent shipwrecks along the Namibian coast.  This one ran aground in the mid 2000's.
One of the more recent shipwrecks along the Namibian coast. This one ran aground in the mid 2000’s.
Some of the amazing rock engravings at Twyfelfontein.  They estimate that the San bushman carved these images between 2000-6000 years ago.  The sandstone has broken up, and the panels are no longer in the original positions.
Some of the amazing rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. They estimate that the San bushman carved these images between 2000-6000 years ago. The sandstone has broken up, and the panels are no longer in the original positions.
One of the desert adapted elephants of Damaraland.  I was surprised how high they climbed in the mountains.
One of the desert adapted elephants of Damaraland. I was surprised how high they climbed in the mountains.

Huab river