I am back in Windhoek, Namibia after what I consider a stunning first leg of my Namibia journey. We visited the Skeleton Coast, the remote Kunene region of the Kaokoland along the Angola border, and then finished up with a few days at the tall dunes of Sossusvlei. I am back at it in a few hours for Kolmanskop, which is the location where the dunes have taken over the abandoned mining town. I have some photo permit issues just for me, so I will be going in as a 'tour leader' without a camera. Since I have been there before, this isn't a big deal, and it will allow me to spend time helping others work on their own photography.
I have been shooting with all Sony equipment on this trip, and I have come to love the system for these types of trips. Their Zeiss lenses are quite good, and I also have their newly released 70-400mm lens for a combination of wildlife and landscapes. Namibia requires focal lengths from 16mm all the way to 200mm if you are going to come here to photograph landscapes, and if you desire willdife you will need even more reach. From intimate dune scenes with a wide angle lens to far away vistas with a telephoto, Namibia will push you to take more than the standard postcard type photos.
Time for a cup of coffee, a quick bite to eat and then off to the plane for the scenic flight down south. All charter flights in Namibia can be considered scenic flights, as the entire country is amazing from the air.