Namibia Atop Dune 45

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Hougaard Malan

Shoot with care
Take care when driving off-road vehicles and use existing tracks to avoid making new marks on the landscape. Most life in the dunes exists within 10cm of the surface; plants, nests and wildlife can easily be destroyed if rules are not followed.

About this spot
There are two large bowls in the spine of Dune 45, which make a fantastic foreground with the massive Northern dunes in the background. Any person in reasonable shape can reach the first bowl within about 45 minutes, but you shouldn’t wander any further into the dunes if you are not exceptionally fit. Keep in mind that if you walk along the spine from the parking lot you’ll ruin your foreground, so you have to walk along the base, climb up the side and then approach this spot from the South.

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