Ribbons of vibrant orange contrasted with rigid curves of shadow, Sossusvlei is striking in its desolate beauty.
This otherworldly place surrounded by the world’s tallest dunes and amidst its oldest desert dwarfs all who walk through it. A tiny insignificant dot pacing across sands that have been forming and reforming these landscapes for hundreds of millions of years, creating footprints that will be wiped away and forgotten with the ebb and flow of the wind.
Trees remain as skeletons, frozen in time against the parched white clay pan and vivid reds of the dunes; a sight that makes Deadvlei one of Namibia’s most iconic places to visit.
As we sat atop those dunes as those tiny insignificant dots waiting for the sun to appear, what touched us most was the solitude, immense silence and remarkable emptiness of it all.
These sands will continue to be shaped for millions of years to come and it is all we can do to bare witness to its majesty. In this vast expanse of desert, we are in every way irrelevant.
For us visiting Sossusvlei was an incredible experience. This was our journey in photographs.