With elbows propped on the side of the balloon basket to stabilize my camera, I marveled at the mystical desert that passed below: the curves of ridges rising from the sand, the swirls and patterns in the sand itself, sometimes the small speck of an animal or a tree, sometimes a colorful balloon floating below.
The rising sun illuminates the fabric in a neighboring balloon as it floats over a ridge.
People talk in hushed voices and the quiet is only occasionally broken by the sound of the burner.
Dunes and ridges rise as sculptures from the desert floor…
as the sun continues its ascent.
An oryx, a species of antelope the size of a large horse, casts a long shadow in the early morning sunlight.
A lone tree also casts its shadow across the barren sand.
They are beautiful, looks like it was an amazing balloon ride.
Thanks, Leanne. It was nice up there :-).
Man, you sure do a lot of stuff.
Thanks, Disperser! Last year was a little more adventurous than usual.
Stunning captures, so beautiful!
Thank you, Donna!
Wow! Spectacular photos. 🙂
Thank you, Lynette!
Great images! Must have been awesome being up there.
It really was nice. Thank you, Stephen!
What an awesome experience.
It was so peaceful. Thank you, Cindy!
Great set of photos and wonderful experience.
It was so beautiful and quiet. Thank you very much!
How wonderful is that!!!!!
Pretty wonderful, Hannah!!
I found the foot prints interesting as well. The Namib is a gorgeous area.
I guess the oryx goes around and around looking for pieces of grass poking through the sand. I hadn’t really thought about that! Did you visit the Namib?
Never been, but love seeing photos of this fabled land.