Thursday, February 28, 2008

Fish River Canyon, Namibia (February 25, 2008)

Fish River Canyon claims to be the second largest canyon in the world, and at 160km long, 27km wide and 550m deep, it certainly looks impressive. The canyon is protected within a namesake national park in the southwestern region of Namibia. The surrounding desert plains are dry and rocky, and are home to some interesting plants and animals. I was thrilled to see a herd of zebras running in the wild, surprisingly camouflaged in their black and white stripes.

The quiver tree (aloe dichotoma), indigenous to South Africa and Namibia
The Fish River Canyon - it's difficult to capture the size of the canyon in a photograph
Another view of the canyon
The canyon rim at sunset
Sunset on the Namibian plains

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