We awoke at dawn and headed to the famed Dune 47 in the Namib-Nakluft desert. I started hiking this dune at sunrise and snapped this photo as my companions passed me on the way to the top.
Within the Namib-Nakluft desert lies the Deadvlei, a white-clay marsh surrounded by some of the tallest sand dunes in the world. The dried-out skeletons of trees are estimated to be between 700 and 800 years old. Visiting this area felt like a surrealist adventure.
The less-famous peak of Kilimanjaro, Mawenzi, is rarely climbed due to it’s chossy nature. I snapped this photo while camping out at Mawenzi hut on the way to Uhuru Peak. Lit by the glow of the alpine hut, Mawenzi was truly a sight to behold.
After obsessing over the Namibian night sky for months, I finally had the opportunity to spend several nights in the desert. I judiciously waited for the moon to set and then set out with wide-angle lens and tripod in hand, determined to capture the stars.