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Spotted Ships of the Namib

September 24, 2014

Spotted Ships of the Namib

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Julian Fennessy Julian Fennessy

It was a typically hot – and I mean hot – afternoon along one of Namibia’s northwest ephemeral rivers – the Hoanib.

Before man-made water points were installed in the early 2000s, I had never observed giraffe in this area drinking free water. Nearly every day, fog provides the thirst-quenching lifeline to this environment and its amazing wildlife.

The giraffe strolled in front of me along this barren dunal landscape to a pool of water below the dune. And then, they bent down and drank! In all these years of exploring the Namib desert, this was a first!

Nikon D90

, Namibia Map It


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Guillermo Escalera
September 24, 2014 at 11:46 am

Great sight, guess you enjoyed it a lot!

eusebio manuel vestias pecurto
September 27, 2014 at 5:46 am

Projects to create antural and environmental areas for all natural wild animals

Winnie Nelson
June 20, 2016 at 6:05 am


I am writing from Good Morning Britain on ITV. We would like to invite you to come on our show to talk about giraffes and potential extinction. Please let us know your thoughts.

Winnie Nelson
Good Morning Britain