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This shot is very much related to the last image I uploaded. Rain had continued to fall and before journeying on to Swakopmund we took a drive to Sesriem Canyon (translated as six strap or six tributaries. The Tsauchab River was still flowing swiftly and it was impossible to ford, in fact the road south was closed and remained so for several days.

I took several shots at this location but have found them more than challenging to edit, mainly because of the muddy colours and very dull light.

The only time that the Tsauchab River has any water in it is after exceptionally heavy rains, and in the Naukluft region of Namibia that is very rarely. The “river” is approximately 100 km long and is best known for the spectacular Sesriem Canyon, which it has carved through the sedimentary rock over the millennia, and for the usually dry lake called Sossusvlei, in the very heart of the Namib Desert. Sossusvlei marks the end of the Tsauchab River’s abortive attempt to reach the Atlantic, for here it is blocked by some of the biggest sand dunes in the world

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