May 2019 Photography

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Skeleton Coast, South Africa & Namibia

Driving along Namibia’s almost 1600km long coastline I discovered a massive population of seabirds and shorebirds, and white rollers from the sea crashing right into the sand dunes from the Namib Desert, to photograph. 

 

There being a heavy concentration of shorebirds at Swakopmund, where the dunes meet the sea, and the beach at Langebaan, where we had a most delicious meal of several courses of seafood cooked on grills, right on the beach ~ Yummm!  Die Strandloper Seafood Restaurant had so much fun beachy character, and a high population of assorted seabirds right on their own beach ~ perfect for photographing while you wait for each course to be prepared.

 

Further down the road we came across a well celebrated shipwreck, a recommended photo destination.  The Skeleton Coast is known to have shipwrecks along its long, barren, surreal and scenic Atlantic Ocean shoreline. The occasional remaining shipwrecks serves as a reminder of the treacherous fogs and strong currents found offshore ~ but a treasure chest of nautical gems for photographers.

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