The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

• The beauty of the coast of Namibia in photographs

Awesome surf, Atlantic Ocean, the sand dunes and the remains of the lost ships on the Skeleton Coast.

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

When all the surrounding hostile environment and the unsuitability of his life, Skeleton Coast is home to quite a large number of terrestrial mammals. Food base Most of these are huge seal colonies: coastal jackals and hyenas, as well as more rare lions. (Photo by Marc Hoberman):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

The coastal sand dunes, where almost never rain and green plants can not survive. (Photo by Maxim Babenko):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

Huge herds of South African fur seals (also known as eared seals), numbering more than 100 000 animals each, inhabited by traditional sealskin rookeries along the entire Atlantic coast of Namibia. (Photo: Gianluigi Guercia):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

on Cape Cape Cross in the border Skeleton Coast is the only seal colonies, which are allowed to visit for tourists. (Photo Ger Metselaar):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

In these places, there is the so-called Roaring Dunes. Due to the properties of sand, from which they are composed, at a certain force and the wind direction with these dunes can move out on a snowboard; while resonant vibrations in the sand create a roar, like the sound of the engine of the aircraft, which can be heard several kilometers away. (Photo Umomos):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

The remains of the lost ships on the Skeleton Coast. The victims, who were lucky enough to survive the shipwreck and get to the ground, turned out to be among one of the most dry and unfavorable for the life of the world desert hundreds of kilometers away from settlements and sources of drinking water; of course, they had almost no chance to survive, and died there on the shore, so that it got its name. (Photo by Circumnavigation):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

(Photo: Gianluigi Guercia):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

In the central part of the Namib Desert is located Sossusvlei clay plateau, known the world's largest red sand dunes and the famous Death Valley with the skeletons of dead trees.

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

Everything that has a beginning has an end. There is also a very atmospheric Kolmanskop - "Diamond" ghost town in Namibia, located in the Namib Desert. (Photo by Don Smith):

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New residential construction in Swakopmund. Swakopmund is located in the central part of the Atlantic coast of Namibia, north of the confluence of the rivers into the ocean Swakop River. On land the city is surrounded by the sands of the Namib Desert and the Skeleton Coast. (Photo Tayba):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

Lighthouse at Walvis Bay. Since the end of the XIX century Walvis Bay was captured by the British to counter the plans of Germany in the region. Since then, the port belonged to Great Britain and then South Africa. Walvis Bay was handed over to Namibia in 1994. (Photo Dronesberg):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

A colorful road to Walvis Bay - a city on the southwestern coast of Africa and Namibia's main port. (Photo by Claude Huot):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

The dunes of the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean waves. (Photo by Agatha Kadar):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

Dolphin at Walvis Bay. (Photo by Arturo de Frias photography):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

Oil platform in Walvis Bay. Off the coast of Namibia, at the bottom of the North Sea is one of the richest oil and gas fields. (Photo: Gianluigi Guercia):

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Luderitz - a small fishing and commercial port on the Atlantic coast of Namibia. Luderitz is located on the only rocky section of the Namibian coast. Rest of the coastline from the Kunene River in the north to the south of the Orange up the desert sands. (Photo Hannes Thirion):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

The coastal Namib desert in south-western Africa. Desert formation contributed most Benguela Current. The desert stretches for 1,900 km along the Atlantic coast from the city of Namibe in Angola, through the Namibia (which got its name from the desert) to the mouth of the Olifants River in the Cape Province of South Africa. From the ocean it goes inland to a distance of 50 to 160 km. (Photo Umomos):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures

Another lost ships. (Photo by Lukas Bischoff Photograph):

The beauty of the coast of Namibia in pictures