Namibia is otherworldly, a land of endless dunes and rare desert-adapted wildlife. Many long to travel to this remote region, and with good reason. Brad Josephs is a seasoned Expedition Leader and photography instructor with Natural Habitat Adventures. He captured many awe-inspiring images while guiding Nat Hab’s Wild Namibia Photo Safari—here are a few of our favorites:
A gorgeous sighting of a rhino mother and calf.
The oryx is the national animal of Namibia.
Desert-adapted elephants trek across the dunes.
Sand dunes in Namibia are a photographer’s dreamscape.
Water is a welcome sight for this desert-adapted lioness.
Walking along the endless dunes at sunset in the Namib Desert.
Adventurers have the remarkable opportunity to go hot air ballooning at dawn.
Nat Hab travelers are spellbound by the breathtaking views at sunrise.
The Namib Desert beetle harvests water vapor with its bumpy outer wings—when it is thirsty, it tips its back at an angle so that the collected droplets fall into its mouth.
The night sky is spattered with stars—a testament to the remoteness of this desert region.
Nat Hab travelers have an intimate look at desert-adapted lions as they prowl past the dunes
King of the Desert
A safari guide’s intimate knowledge of the terrain allows them to seek out amazing wildlife encounters.
Kudus are famous for their long, spiraling horns.
A large desert-adapted elephant peeking in.
The gleam in a cheetah’s eyes is beautiful to behold.
Rhinos are a rare sight these days—and the protected rhinos in this part of Namibia have unusually pronounced horns.
A lion family lounges in the shade on a hot desert day.
Nat Hab travelers were enraptured by the stretches of white sand on their way to the Skeleton Coast.
A rare sighting of a shaggy brown hyena on the Skeleton Coast.
Sand, shells and stones on the Skeleton Coast—the red hue comes from crushed garnets.
A bull cape fur seal poses in front of mammoth waves.
A pair of desert-adapted lions blend into the golden landscape.
Another striking shot of a desert-adapted rhino.
Desert-adapted elephants get much of their sustenance from plants such as thorny acacia.
Nat Hab travelers have access to photography expertise and guidance throughout their trip.
A herd of oryx in the sunlight.