Photoblog; Watching Sunrise Atop Sand Dunes in Sossusvlei, Namibia

Photoblog; Watching Sunrise Atop Sand Dunes in Sossusvlei, Namibia

Check out my photos of the sunrise from atop the sand dunes in the Namibian #Desert. We were in awe of the beautiful colors scattering across the desert in #Namibia's Sossusvlei #NationalPark. You can take an #active #safari expedition to enjoy the beauty of the oldest desert in the world.


I’ve seen sunrise in many parts of the world, but catching sunrise from the top of sand dunes is quite something.

Shades of orange and red danced across the vast desert as the wind blew the sand around us into a whirlpool. We watched a dramatic display of lights and colors as the orange yolk rose quickly above the sand dunes. 

We watched a dramatic display of lights and colors as the orange yolk rose quickly above the sand dunes

Within seconds, the sun had poked above the mounds of sand and risen above our heads. The desert was now blanketed in a smoldering shade of gold and darkness had been completely replaced by bright sunlight.

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We were catching sunrise atop Dune 45, Namib Desert’s most famous sand dune. Here in the Sossusvlei National Park, flaming red sand dunes abound, with hundreds of them scattered throughout the oldest desert in the world. Beneath the surface lies rich minerals, specifically iron oxide, which give the dunes their unique color. 

Here’s a quick look at the photos of the sunrise, stay tuned for the full story!

Sunrise Over the Open DesertOther Travelers Atop the Sand Dunes
Sunrise Over the Open Desert
Sunrise Over the Open DesertOther Travelers Atop the Sand Dunes
Other Travelers Atop the Sand Dunes
The Colors of the Namib Desert Come From the Rich MineralsNamib Desert is the Oldest Desert in the World
The Colors of the Namib Desert Come From the Rich Minerals
The Colors of the Namib Desert Come From the Rich MineralsNamib Desert is the Oldest Desert in the World
Namib Desert is the Oldest Desert in the World
Sand Dunes Make a Unique Sunrise Watching Place
Sand Dunes Make a Unique Sunrise Watching Place
Morning is Here
Morning is Here


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