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Diamond mines operated by NamDeb located along the southern coast within the Sperrgebiet National Park between Luderitz and Oranjemund and along the Orange River, Karas - Namibia

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Happy Operator

PG_145510 | 3* | operator in excavator removing top layer of diamondiferous seabed | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/400 sec | f/13 | ISO 800

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Rehabilitated Slopes

PG_145610 | 3* | plant rehabilitation on natural slope of tailings | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 70 mm | 1/250 sec | f/10 | ISO 200

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Brown Hyena

PG_145381 | 3* | brown hyena | Sperrgebiet NP - Atlas Bay, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 6301x4205px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/640 sec | f/6.3 | ISO 200

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Sand Load

PG_145461 | 3* | trucks carrying sand for beach nourishment | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7080x4725px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 122 mm | 1/250 sec | f/9 | ISO 200

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Cushioned Impact

PG_145622 | 3* | truck driver waiting for excavator to fill the bucket with diamondiferous gravel | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/400 sec | f/8 | ISO 400

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Pocket Beach

PG_145273 | 3* | greater flamingo birds in pocket beach | Sperrgebiet NP, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/640 sec | f/8 | ISO 200

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After Mining

PG_145403 | 3* | rehabilitated area after mining operations | Sperrgebiet NP, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 4976x3321px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 102 mm | 1/500 sec | f/8 | ISO 200

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Terrain Leveller

PG_145543 | 3* | demonstration of new terrain leveller stripping bedrock | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 85 mm | 1/200 sec | f/9 | ISO 220

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Land Reclaim

PG_145224 | 3* | yellow Asteraceae flowers in between rusted pieces of metal | Sperrgebiet NP - Elizabeth Bay, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7109x4744px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 17-35 mm f/2.8 | 22 mm | 1/125 sec | f/16 | ISO 200

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Lichen House

PG_145254 | 3* | Ebay ghost town - old building with lichens | Sperrgebiet NP - Elizabeth Bay, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7283x4861px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 17-35 mm f/2.8 | 22 mm | 1/50 sec | f/11 | ISO 280

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Suctioning Diamondiferous Gravel

PG_145494 | 3* | workers suctioning diamondiferous gravel | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 112 mm | 1/250 sec | f/9 | ISO 220

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Crusher

PG_145634 | 3* | conveyor belt carrying waste gravel from processing | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 17-35 mm f/2.8 | 35 mm | 1/250 sec | f/11 | ISO 200

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Big Brother Watching

PG_145495 | 3* | security cameras watching workers suctioning diamondiferous gravel | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/400 sec | f/9 | ISO 220

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Bulldozer

PG_145615 | 3* | bulldozer & excavator working on diamondiferous field | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 70 mm | 1/2500 sec | f/2.8 | ISO 200

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Ghost House

PG_145316 | 3* | Bogenfels ghost town - old house | Sperrgebiet NP - Bogenfels, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 85 mm | 1/320 sec | f/9 | ISO 200

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Rusty

PG_145346 | 3* | rusted equipment at old german processing plant | Sperrgebiet NP - Bogenfels, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 70 mm | 1/250 sec | f/8 | ISO 200

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Nursery

PG_145596 | 3* | plant nursery for rehabilitation of tailings | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 17-35 mm f/2.8 | 17 mm | 1/80 sec | f/13 | ISO 200

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Mining Hole

PG_145606 | 3* | mining hole filled with water | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 10560x5024px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 70 mm | 1/320 sec | f/9 | ISO 200

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End Of The Line

PG_145636 | 3* | conveyor belt carrying waste gravel from processing | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 100 mm | 1/640 sec | f/8 | ISO 200

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Seals On Beach

PG_145377 | 3* | seals on beach | rocky coastline | Sperrgebiet NP - Atlas Bay, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7072x4720px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 85 mm | 1/500 sec | f/9 | ISO 200

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Bucket Wheel Roost

PG_145417 | 3* | heron birds nesting on old bucket wheel | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 5723x3820px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 102 mm | 1/400 sec | f/8 | ISO 200

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Suck It Up!

PG_145497 | 3* | workers suctioning diamondiferous gravel | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/400 sec | f/9 | ISO 360

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Transvac

PG_145468 | 3* | transvac units suctioning diamondiferous gravel | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 160 mm | 1/320 sec | f/9 | ISO 200

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Diamondiferous Gravel

PG_145618 | 3* | excavator filling truck bucket with diamondiferous gravel | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 100 mm | 1/400 sec | f/8 | ISO 200

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Bogenfels Rock Arch

PG_145309 | 3* | Bogenfels rock arch | Sperrgebiet NP - Bogenfels, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 8657x5777px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 70 mm | 1/160 sec | f/3.5 | ISO 360

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Old German Plant

PG_145339 | 3* | rusted piece of metal at old german processing plant | Sperrgebiet NP - Bogenfels, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 17-35 mm f/2.8 | 24 mm | 1/160 sec | f/14 | ISO 200

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30 M Below Sea Level

PG_145439 | 3* | accretion red area of diamondiferous material on bed rock below sea level | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 17-35 mm f/2.8 | 26 mm | 1/160 sec | f/14 | ISO 200

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Beach Nourishment

PG_145449 | 3* | truck dumping sand for beach nourishment | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/400 sec | f/9 | ISO 220

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Scraping Seabed

PG_145509 | 3* | excavators removing top layer of diamondiferous seabed | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 90 mm | 1/200 sec | f/13 | ISO 280

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Waste Gravel

PG_145639 | 3* | waste gravel pile from processing | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/1250 sec | f/4 | ISO 200

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Happy Operator

PG_145510 | 3* | operator in excavator removing top layer of diamondiferous seabed | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/400 sec | f/13 | ISO 800

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Rehabilitated Slopes

PG_145610 | 3* | plant rehabilitation on natural slope of tailings | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 70 mm | 1/250 sec | f/10 | ISO 200

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Brown Hyena

PG_145381 | 3* | brown hyena | Sperrgebiet NP - Atlas Bay, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 6301x4205px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/640 sec | f/6.3 | ISO 200

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Sand Load

PG_145461 | 3* | trucks carrying sand for beach nourishment | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7080x4725px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 122 mm | 1/250 sec | f/9 | ISO 200

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Cushioned Impact

PG_145622 | 3* | truck driver waiting for excavator to fill the bucket with diamondiferous gravel | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/400 sec | f/8 | ISO 400

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Pocket Beach

PG_145273 | 3* | greater flamingo birds in pocket beach | Sperrgebiet NP, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/640 sec | f/8 | ISO 200

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After Mining

PG_145403 | 3* | rehabilitated area after mining operations | Sperrgebiet NP, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 4976x3321px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 102 mm | 1/500 sec | f/8 | ISO 200

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Terrain Leveller

PG_145543 | 3* | demonstration of new terrain leveller stripping bedrock | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 85 mm | 1/200 sec | f/9 | ISO 220

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Land Reclaim

PG_145224 | 3* | yellow Asteraceae flowers in between rusted pieces of metal | Sperrgebiet NP - Elizabeth Bay, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7109x4744px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 17-35 mm f/2.8 | 22 mm | 1/125 sec | f/16 | ISO 200

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Lichen House

PG_145254 | 3* | Ebay ghost town - old building with lichens | Sperrgebiet NP - Elizabeth Bay, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7283x4861px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 17-35 mm f/2.8 | 22 mm | 1/50 sec | f/11 | ISO 280

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Suctioning Diamondiferous Gravel

PG_145494 | 3* | workers suctioning diamondiferous gravel | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 112 mm | 1/250 sec | f/9 | ISO 220

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Crusher

PG_145634 | 3* | conveyor belt carrying waste gravel from processing | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 17-35 mm f/2.8 | 35 mm | 1/250 sec | f/11 | ISO 200

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Big Brother Watching

PG_145495 | 3* | security cameras watching workers suctioning diamondiferous gravel | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/400 sec | f/9 | ISO 220

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Bulldozer

PG_145615 | 3* | bulldozer & excavator working on diamondiferous field | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 70 mm | 1/2500 sec | f/2.8 | ISO 200

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Ghost House

PG_145316 | 3* | Bogenfels ghost town - old house | Sperrgebiet NP - Bogenfels, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 85 mm | 1/320 sec | f/9 | ISO 200

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Rusty

PG_145346 | 3* | rusted equipment at old german processing plant | Sperrgebiet NP - Bogenfels, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 70 mm | 1/250 sec | f/8 | ISO 200

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Nursery

PG_145596 | 3* | plant nursery for rehabilitation of tailings | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 17-35 mm f/2.8 | 17 mm | 1/80 sec | f/13 | ISO 200

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Mining Hole

PG_145606 | 3* | mining hole filled with water | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 10560x5024px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 70 mm | 1/320 sec | f/9 | ISO 200

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End Of The Line

PG_145636 | 3* | conveyor belt carrying waste gravel from processing | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 100 mm | 1/640 sec | f/8 | ISO 200

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Seals On Beach

PG_145377 | 3* | seals on beach | rocky coastline | Sperrgebiet NP - Atlas Bay, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7072x4720px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 85 mm | 1/500 sec | f/9 | ISO 200

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Bucket Wheel Roost

PG_145417 | 3* | heron birds nesting on old bucket wheel | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 5723x3820px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 102 mm | 1/400 sec | f/8 | ISO 200

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Suck It Up!

PG_145497 | 3* | workers suctioning diamondiferous gravel | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/400 sec | f/9 | ISO 360

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Transvac

PG_145468 | 3* | transvac units suctioning diamondiferous gravel | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 160 mm | 1/320 sec | f/9 | ISO 200

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Diamondiferous Gravel

PG_145618 | 3* | excavator filling truck bucket with diamondiferous gravel | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 100 mm | 1/400 sec | f/8 | ISO 200

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Bogenfels Rock Arch

PG_145309 | 3* | Bogenfels rock arch | Sperrgebiet NP - Bogenfels, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 8657x5777px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 70 mm | 1/160 sec | f/3.5 | ISO 360

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Old German Plant

PG_145339 | 3* | rusted piece of metal at old german processing plant | Sperrgebiet NP - Bogenfels, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 17-35 mm f/2.8 | 24 mm | 1/160 sec | f/14 | ISO 200

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30 M Below Sea Level

PG_145439 | 3* | accretion red area of diamondiferous material on bed rock below sea level | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 17-35 mm f/2.8 | 26 mm | 1/160 sec | f/14 | ISO 200

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Beach Nourishment

PG_145449 | 3* | truck dumping sand for beach nourishment | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/400 sec | f/9 | ISO 220

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Scraping Seabed

PG_145509 | 3* | excavators removing top layer of diamondiferous seabed | Sperrgebiet NP - Mining Area 1, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 90 mm | 1/200 sec | f/13 | ISO 280

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Waste Gravel

PG_145639 | 3* | waste gravel pile from processing | Orange river mines - Sedenlingsdrift, Karas, NA - Aug 2019 | 7360x4912px | © paulgodard.com
Nikon D800 - 70-200 mm f/2.8 | 200 mm | 1/1250 sec | f/4 | ISO 200

Happy Operator

Happy Operator

Rehabilitated Slopes

Rehabilitated Slopes

Brown Hyena

Brown Hyena

Sand Load

Sand Load

Cushioned Impact

Cushioned Impact

Pocket Beach

Pocket Beach

After Mining

After Mining

Terrain Leveller

Terrain Leveller

Land Reclaim

Land Reclaim

Lichen House

Lichen House

Suctioning Diamondiferous Gravel

Suctioning Diamondiferous Gravel

Crusher

Crusher

Big Brother Watching

Big Brother Watching

Bulldozer

Bulldozer

Ghost House

Ghost House

Rusty

Rusty

Nursery

Nursery

Mining Hole

Mining Hole

End of the Line

End of the Line

Seals on Beach

Seals on Beach

Bucket Wheel Roost

Bucket Wheel Roost

Suck it up!

Suck it up!

Transvac

Transvac

Diamondiferous Gravel

Diamondiferous Gravel

Bogenfels Rock Arch

Bogenfels Rock Arch

Old German Plant

Old German Plant

30 m below Sea Level

30 m below Sea Level

Beach Nourishment

Beach Nourishment

Scraping Seabed

Scraping Seabed

Waste Gravel

Waste Gravel