The Magic of Night in the Quiver Tree Forest …

Dawie’s Update from the Namibia Landscapes & Wildlife Photo Tour
(Photos from back of Dawie’s Camera)

Everyone arrived yesterday and after a delicious early breakfast at our hotel in Windhoek we drove together to Keetmanshoop. After checking into the Lodge we grabbed our camera equipment … all ready for the famed Quiver Tree Forest.

The Quiver Tree Forest is really something to be experienced. The shapes of the trees create unique photographs and we scouted around, searching for the best possible compositions for our images.

The sun was getting close to the horizon by now, and the vibrant colours created a perfect backdrop for our photos. As the sky changed from vivid yellows and oranges to deep purples and blues and then finally to a deep black, we captured each magical moment. We soaked up the beauty and the silence before we returned to the Lodge for dinner.

After dinner – around 10pm – we headed back to the forest for star photography. The stars were exceptionally bright and the Milky Way cut a bright swathe across the glittering sky. It is indescribably beautiful, and although our photographs turned out really well, they somehow don’t really do full justice to the reality of actually being there.

With our fabulous images in our cameras we returned to the Lodge after about two hours, delighted with our day and more than ready for bed.

In the morning we leave for Sossusvlei …