Namibia may be home to more wildlife than people, and boast some of the most spectacular landscapes, but perhaps the most impressive backdrop to all this natural beauty is the Namibian sky...
We know the sky stretches on for eternity, but in Namibia you feel it. And the daily performance the sky puts on, never fails to impress. Waking up in the morning, you will almost always be greeted by the sun shining bright in a brilliant blue sky.
Sometimes in the afternoon, clouds start to build - first as faint, elegant whispers, then as cotton wool clusters as if from a storybook, and finally as dramatic deep-grey thunderclouds that blaze with every bolt of lightning.
As twilight edges ever closer and the sun sinks into the horizon, the sky begins a metamorphosis – from sapphire to ochre to crimson to amethyst to indigo and every shade in between, until finally settling on a steely blue to take it through the night.
And the evening holds a surprise of all of its own. The Milky Way stretches from one end of the horizon to the next, with the man on the moon and a million stars as its companions. With some of the darkest skies on earth, Namibia will leave you pondering life, gazing into the glitter of outer space until you finally fall asleep...
Under Namibian Skies at the Quiver Tree Forest, Photo by Fran Gallogly @tangogalfrances
Contrasts over the Namib Desert are a photographer's delight
Is that a bird or a cloud flying above the Okavango river?
Plains so vast you can see where it's raining!
The sun beam & the lonely cloud
Cloud silhouettes on a farm in the east of Namibia
Whisps over the red dunes of the Kalahari
Another day, another sunset
The moon in broad daylight
A lightning flash fills the thunderous skies
Could this be heaven on earth?