11 March 2013

{Deadvlei}: A Photo Essay

As most of you know, 
Jurg and I toured through Namibia for a month during this past December and January.
If you're new around these parts, you can catch up here.

Deadvlei was everything I hoped it would be and more.  Equal parts eerie, ancient, and awe-inspiring.    Definitely goose bump worthy.  Especially when you're one of the first people in the park on a particular day and you're able to stand in solitude, not wanting to make a sound, as the sun silently creeps over the surrounding dunes.  The trees get their 'spookiness' from the fact that they're over 900 years old, mere skeletons of what was.  Sort of like going back in time.  

Witnessing this place first hand was sort of like a dream come true, only made better by the fact that I was able to experience it with someone so close to my heart.  So thankful that I have photos to remember and so thrilled at the prospect of visiting again someday.

22 comments:

  1. Jenna, your photos are so breathtaking! They remind me of this award winning one:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/23/national-geographic-photo-camel-thorn-tree_n_865693.html

    Have you seen that before? I think it was taken in the same place! You have some talent, friend!

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  2. Jenna, those photos are beautiful. It's almost unbelievable... like they were digitally created. The colours and stark contrasts between them. Wow!

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  3. seriously so amazing!! i can't get over how beautiful that is

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  4. wow jess these photos are amazing. i love the coloring and what a cool but somewhat creepy place at the same time. i am living vicariously in Africa through you

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  5. Wow this place looks so cool! And also a little creepy. The colors are amazing!

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  6. breathtaking - i still think you should submit these to national geographic!

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  7. So eerily beautiful, and the quality of these are so good!

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  8. Wow. I love reading your blog and seeing the amazing places you get to see on a regular basis! And your photography is amazing my friend!!!

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  9. This photos are amazing! They almost look fake because the colours are so vibrant. What an eery beautiful place.

    Lauren
    www.millermemoires.com

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  10. Two words: screensaver worthy. Reminds me of the nature photos that used to come on Windows systems. Keep up the good work!!

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  11. Looks stunning! I love the desert even if it is a quite eerie and hostile environment - the colours never fail to amaze me!
    Kristina x

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  12. Wow- stunning photos! Those are the kind of pictures that you would frame and put in your house even if you had never been there! I never knew it was so beautiful there, thank you for sharing.

    Some Snapshots Blog
    Jess

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  13. Stunning, beautiful, gorgeous, awe inspiring, always~

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  14. These photos would also make great paintings too, I love the colors!

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  15. Wow Jenna! David is yet again beyond excited for his Namibia trip after seeing these. Beautiful photos. Xx Jess

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  16. These pictures are absolutely amazing Jenna! I wish I could have explored here while I was in Africa. It looks unbelievable. I love following all of your travels through Africa! Although, it makes me miss it so much. I hope I can return there someday!

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  17. These photos are beautiful.

    Jillian - http://epic-thread.blogspot.com

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  18. WOW! Found you from Across the Pond. These pics are amazing. I love your story and wish when I was in college I would have done something like this! Can't wait to read more.

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  19. These pictures are stunning! What a wonderful trip!

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  20. wow.. it's really picturesque...

    www.aucourantprincess.com

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