17 People, 4 Toyotas, 5356 km (2893 miles); Started and Ended in Windhoek, Namibia
University of Namibia in Windhoek (the ONLY University in the country)
University of Namibia Campus Building
Dorm Rooms at the University of Namibia
Using the Gym for Exams Just Like We Do with Bio 100
Local Market on the outskirts of Windhoek
Women Shopping in Market
Mopane Worms and Dried Chilis
Open Meat Market
Cooked Snacks for Take Away
Seamstress at Work
Anyone for a deer hunting season dress?
Neighboorhood near the Market
All of the houses have razor wire, gates, and eletric fences
Shanty Town Settlements seemed to pop up around every major city
Neighborhood Near the Market
Is that Dog Meat?
All in a Day's Work (Fetching Water)
Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert
The Wheel Just Fell OFF! (One of many truck breakdowns)
Urszula making good use of time after the truck breakdown.
Dunes at Sossusvlei
Random Rock in the Dunes
Hiking the Dunes
Stopping halfway for a breather
At the Pinnacle
Just a lot of Sand!
Grains of Sand
A Matter of Perspective
Sossussvlei Can't Get Enough
Another View of the Dunes
Along the Hike to Deadvle
Morning Hike to Deadvle
On the way to Deadvle
Dead Trees of Deadvle
Early Morning Deadvle
Dead Tree in Deadvle
Tree Pose. The long underware was a necessity against the cold!
More Tree Bark
House at Namib Rand
The Sand Dune was Threatening to Engulf the House
Dennis Explaining the Mystery of Fairy Rings
Fairy Ring. Where does it come from? Nobody Knows.
Bitter Pokey (Wild Cucumber)
Setting up a camera trap.
Green Armored Cricket
Namib Rand Reserve
Oryx Scat Spitting Contest
Old Workers' Pod at Namib Rand that we Volunteered to Clean Up
Our Task? Cleanup.
Digging a Trench for Electrical Cable
Digging in Sand? Not the best idea. Never ending....
Putting Muscle into It
The Sand Cleanup Never Ends!
Cheetahs on the Move
Matt and Kate tracking cheetahs at Solitare Guest Farm
VHF Cheetah Tracking
Radio-collared Cheetah Slinking through the Grass
After a Hard Day of Lugging Rocks
Stoke the Donkey (Light a Fire Here to Heat Shower Water)
Emma...Getting Ready to Headbutt
Naughty Naughty Springbokkie
Packing the Chute
Urszula Suited Up and Ready to Rumble
That would be the plane: A Cessna 182, gutted with no doors
Urszula Coming in for a Landing
And, Finally it is My Turn
One Foot (Or Hand) in Front of the Other
An Attempt at Sand Sledding
Ahh, the Happy Couple
Sunset and Sand
Sunset Over Walvis Bay
Skittering Little Guy to Catch
Because I Like It
Lonely on the Plains
Carbon dating tells us that on average, welwitschias are 500-600 years old, although some of the larger specimens are thought to be 2000 years old
An adult welwitschia consists of two leaves, a stem base and roots. That is all!
On the Road Again
Roadside Gems For Sale Display
Roadside Gems for Sale
Giving out Matchbox Cars
They Started Playing with them Immediately
Trucks and Coloring Books
Seeds for Beads
Once the soccer balls came out, all else was forgotten
Her New Best Customer
Long Days of Waiting
Shipwreck along the Skeleton Coast
Cape Cross Seal Colony
Scratch that Itch
HIking to the Rock Paintings in the Brandberg Region
Should we hike to the top?
The "White Lady"
Livestock and Zebra?
House Along Ugab River
Every house must have goats
House with Mud Walls
Without a Hitch
Ready for Church
Everyone Wanted to See Their Picture
Delivering Shoes for Church
Girl Along the Road
Get Up and Dance
Do the Conga
Duck, Duck, Duck, Goose!
Not Letting Go of that Ball
Boy with Soccer Ball
He's Good...He's Really Good
Let's Stay Here Tonight
Students Mobbing our Caravan on the way Through Soris Soris
And they come out in droves
What a Cutie.
Attempted Self Portrait
Koppie (the better to climb and find Desert Elephants)
Camp in the Ugab River with Rooftop Tents
The Dredded Packing of the Tent in the Early Morning COLD with Numb Fingers
More Shoveling after Getting Stuck in the River Sand
CCF Entrance Sign
This was just being built during my last trip here
CCF has grown since I was here in 1999
Back to Cheetah View after 11 Years
Our Room at CCF
CCF Cheetah on the prowl
Can't Get Enough Cheetah
Training to be an Ambassador
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Focused Energy During Exercise Run
A lot of frustration...photographing a running cheetah is a challenge
Focused on the Prize
Steenbok at CCF
Another Sunset Attempt at CCF
Waterhole Count Day
Warthogs During the 12 hr. Waterhole Count at CCF
What is that Again?
Why Did the Chameleon Cross the Road?
The Road Through Etosha National Park
Black-backed Jackal (Watch out, they steal shoes!)
Jackal in High Grass
Follow the Leader
Giraffes in Etosha
Black Faced Impala
Just a Giraffe
This Bad Boy was 5ft from our Truck
Take My Breath Away Power
Lion Outside the Truck!
Z Z Z Zebra
Black and White
Ugly Fugly Wildebeest
To the Water
Someone's Study Animal
Reach Out and Touch Someone
Eat My Dust!
Many Tiny Bars Along the Side of the Road
Barbershop and Bar?
We Spent A LOT of Time in the Car
Common Donkey Cart
Secondary School Classrooms
Mural on the Side of the School
School was surrounded by Razor Wire, High Fences, and a Locked Gate
The Boys Bathroom...it Smells Worse than it Looks
Is Yellow Supposed to Make it Cheery?
The Way to Carry your Baggage
Trading for Bags of Mieliepap, Tobacco, and Sugar so Our Group Could Spend the Night with the Village
The Chief Happy with His Watch. Dennis Happy with His Spear. Good Trade.
Me with the Sub-Chief of the Himba Village
Himba Traditional Clothing
All in a Day's Work
Grinding Corn for The Day's Supply to Make Mieliepap
HImba Women Necklace
Himba Traditional Hair
Heavy Metal Beaded Ankles Denote Marriage Status
The Old Chief
The Kids Made a Shirt with their Handprints
Girl and Brother
Chiara and Friend
Himba Guys Dress in Western Clothes and have Multiple Wives Like This Family
Cell Phones Coming to a Village Near You
Young Boy and Baby
What is this??
Himba Boy and Baby
Bangles and Baby
Himba Woman and Baby
Who's the Photographer Now?
Himba Woman and Child
The Only Shoes if They Weren't Barefoot
Waiting for Mom to Make a Sale
Himba and Child
Himba Boy with Shoes
Bracelets from Plastic Bottles
Strolling with New Shoes and New Bags
Boy with Donkey
THE most common mode of transportation
Playing with the Babies
Another Curious Kid
Craft Market at Himba Village
Khrizya Knows What She Wants
Outside of a Himba Hut
Little Stinker Got His Shoes
Epupa Falls on the Angola Border
Dennis in Baobab Tree