Reader Benjamin Taylor took a trip to southern Africa last year, and sent a lot of lovely photos. I have many more, but am rationing them out from time today. Here’s today’s batch, with Benjamin’s captions (indented).
The Damaraland landscape, Namibia:
More scenes from Namibia:
Namib rock agama (Agama planiceps):
Ancient rock engravings at Twyfelfontein (uncertain spring), Namibia:
‘Organ pipe’ rock formations, Namibia:
Welwitschia mirabilis – a remarkable plant found only in the Namib Desert. Individual plants can live to be thousands of years old, and in all that time they will only ever produce two leaves that grow continuously from the base.
Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus):