Etosha Pan, extremely flat salt pan, northern Namibia, covering an area of approximately 5.000 square km at an elevation of about 1.000 m.
This enormous expanse of salt is the largest of its kind in Africa. It was first discovered by Europeans when Sir Francis Galton and Charles Andersson sighted it in 1851. There is geological evidence that the Kunene River of Angola formerly flowed southward into the pan, forming a huge lake.
The Etosha Pan is the centre of Etosha National Park, which has an area of 22,269 sq. km and one of the largest accumulations of big-game species in the world, including lions, elephants, rhinoceros, elands, zebras, and springbok. Abundant bird life includes flamingos, vultures, hawks, eagles, ostriches, guinea fowl, and geese.
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dkmurphys (57003) 2012-12-28 4:19
Very attractive road through the salt land. Artistic result, well taken!
BennyV (16353) 2012-12-28 13:24
Wat een prachtige leegte. Grofkorrelige foto, past helemaal bij het bijna onaardse landschap. Perfecte 'curve', mooie keuze van formaat ook. Knap werk.