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  • Elsa Frost

    Photograph by Frans Lanting In 2003, giraffes were reintroduced to NamibRand, a private nature reserve in Namibia that together with conservation-minded regions to the north and south comprises 800 square miles. "Good rains had come to the desert for three years in a row when we were there," says writer Chris Eckstrom, "and the normally bare plains were lush with tall grasses."

  • Kiri Spain

    Africa is on the list of places to travel- see me some sweet safari beasties

  • Penny Pollock

    I adore Tanzania,South Africa,Namibia ,where these beautiful creatures roam!

  • Louise Delahunty

    Africa! the lion king!

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    NAMIBIA. BelAfrique - Your Personal Travel Planner - www.belafrique.com

  • Emily Curtis

    Namibia. African Safari? Yes, please!

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Utshani obulele buvuswa wumlilo... Ngizovuka-nje mina | The dry dead grass is made young and green by fire... I will be re-awakened and reborn. ~Johnny Clegg

This isn’t a painting. It’s not a Photoshop job or an artist’s rendering. It’s a photograph, taken by National Geographic’s Frans Lanting, that captures the camel thorn trees of Namib-Naukluft Park at the most perfect moment imaginable. Click the image to biggie size for the full effect. That orange backdrop? That’s a dune reflecting Namibia’s rising sun. And while the trees themselves look like etchings of a dream, they’re a very real part of one of the country’s largest national parks.