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Namibia’s unique lichen fields

Litchen Fields
Admired by experts, but otherwise still largely unnoticed, already damaged in places and very much in need of research: the largest lichen fields outside...

Night walk in the Namib Desert

Sean Nightwalk
The beam of the flashlight penetrates the darkness, illuminating a small section of the gravel plain south of the seasonal Swakop River. North of...

The Etosha Pan holds fossils of mammoths, prehistoric antelopes and rhinos

Etosha Fossils
There was a time when mammoths roamed the area around the Etosha Pan. The South African mammoth (Mammuthus subplanifrons) was more than 3.5 metres...

Nature’s caprices – melanism and leucism

Gabar Melanistic
Nature has its whims... It is not uncommon to see a black Gabar Goshawk, but you will rarely spot a white Red-faced Mousebird. Up...

Puff adders responsible for most of the serious snakebites in southern...

Puff adder
Puff adders responsible for most of the serious snakebites in southern Africa Puff adders can be found in most parts...

Innocent monsters – don’t be afraid of big spiders

Spiders
Spiders are disgusting, dangerous, frightening. That is what most people think of them and therefore countless harmless and useful spiders are killed. With a...

Peter Bridgeford: Conservation pioneer in Namibia

Peter Bridgeford
Peter and Marilyn Bridgeford arrived at Okaukuejo in Etosha National Park on 31 May 1976. They were in their mid-thirties and Peter...

Wildlife cinema in the oldest desert in the world

Owing to modern technology, live video streaming is now available of wild animals at a waterhole in the middle of the Namib...

Small gecko – loud voice

Barking geckos
Anyone who has spent an evening in the Namib Desert or in the Kalahari must have heard the loud call of a barking gecko,...

The loudest insects in the world

Cicada
The incessant chirping in the blistering midday heat is unbearable and almost painful. And yet the insects that produce the deafening high-pitched notes are...

Off the beaten track

Out of death comes life – observations at a waterhole

The first black-backed jackal makes his appearance less than ten minutes after nature conservation officials have pulled a dead giraffe bull from...

The Etosha Pan holds fossils of mammoths, prehistoric antelopes and rhinos

There was a time when mammoths roamed the area around the Etosha Pan. The South African mammoth (Mammuthus subplanifrons) was more than 3.5 metres...