Paul Godard Portfolio

 2014-12 Namibia [157 images*** | random | see 108 more images**]

Klein Aus Vista - Sossusvlei - Spitzkopje - Rostok Ritz - Namib petrified dunes - Namib Sky - Wolwedans - Namibrand - Fish River canyon - Gondwana Canyon lodge

I started this trip alone... I think I was trying to reconnect to my inner-self.  The first week, I struggled with the cruiser... starter motor, punctures, destroyed tyres...  Then I met shaman-musician Kailash, Terry and her son.  Kailash asked me to take photos and video of him singing in the dunes for his next album.  We also went to Spitzkopje together for an "el pedro" cactus  retreat.  The journey after that was so much better.  I found my-self a new photographic challenge (what became a few years later the Utopia collection).  In search of these rare landscapes, I was welcome at many places including Rostok Ritz farm, Gondwana Desert lodge near the petrified dunes, Namib Sky and Wolwedans in the Namib Rand before going back to Windhoek where Petra brought the kids for the second part of the trip.  We went all again to magical Spitzkopje and then I traveled with Enya & James back to South Africa via Sossusvlei, Wolwedans, Fish River Canyon and Gondwana Canyon lodge.


Spiritual Spitzkoppe

Spiritual Spitzkoppe

Storm in Canyon

Storm in Canyon

fence in desert | clouds

fence in desert | clouds

Sand Cascade

Sand Cascade

grassy desert plain & mountains

grassy desert plain & mountains

aerial view | mountains at sunrise

aerial view | mountains at sunrise

Namib Plateau

Namib Plateau

Journey to Spitzkoppe

Journey to Spitzkoppe

Storm Carvings

Storm Carvings

Only Tree

Only Tree

Namib Naukluft

Namib Naukluft

Oryx

Oryx

Namibrand Rainbow

Namibrand Rainbow

Namibrand Sunset

Namibrand Sunset

Tok-Tokkie Tracks

Tok-Tokkie Tracks

dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei

dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei

Spitzkoppe Mirage

Spitzkoppe Mirage

Namibrand Storm

Namibrand Storm

Canyon Downpour

Canyon Downpour

acacia tree in desert plain

acacia tree in desert plain

dry mud pattern in vlei

dry mud pattern in vlei

oryxs on sand dune under storm

oryxs on sand dune under storm

Namib Naukluft

Namib Naukluft

dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei

dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei

Layers

Layers

Spitzkoppe Life

Spitzkoppe Life

Desert Gecko

Desert Gecko

grass on sand dunes & mountains

grass on sand dunes & mountains

oryxs on sand dune under storm

oryxs on sand dune under storm

Sand Track

Sand Track

Zorse

Zorse

Ice Skaters

Ice Skaters

dead camelthorn tree |desert plain & mountains | clouds

dead camelthorn tree |desert plain & mountains | clouds

desert plain & mountains | clouds at sunset

desert plain & mountains | clouds at sunset

hot air ballon

hot air ballon

desert plain & mountain

desert plain & mountain

Sand Patterns

Sand Patterns

Namibrand Oryx

Namibrand Oryx

Hanging Over

Hanging Over

Abandoned Station

Abandoned Station

Sand Pattern

Sand Pattern

dune mole tracks

dune mole tracks

Sand Fall

Sand Fall

Break in the Storm

Break in the Storm

Gondwana Canyon Village

Gondwana Canyon Village

Peaches & Cream Clouds

Peaches & Cream Clouds

Sand Flow

Sand Flow

Sand Sticks

Sand Sticks

grass & trees on sand dune under storm at sunset

grass &  trees on sand dune under storm at sunset

dead trees & dry grass on sand dunes

dead trees & dry grass on sand dunes

Quiver Forest

Quiver Forest

weaver nest in camelthorn tree

weaver nest in camelthorn tree

grass on sand dunes

grass on sand dunes

Deadvlei

Deadvlei

tree growing on boulders

tree growing on boulders

aerial view | water pattern in desert plain

aerial view | water pattern in desert plain

Namibrand Forever

Namibrand Forever

Tok-Tokkie Tracks

Tok-Tokkie Tracks

quiver trees

quiver trees

full moon & rocks

full moon & rocks

Oryx

Oryx

Enya, James, Paul & Petra at campsite with labyrinth | boulders & mountains at sunset

Enya, James, Paul & Petra at campsite with labyrinth | boulders & mountains at sunset

sand dunes under clouds

sand dunes under clouds

Oryx

Oryx

Rainbow

Rainbow

tok-tokkie tracks on sand

tok-tokkie tracks on sand

dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei

dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei

Spitzkoppe | night sky

Spitzkoppe | night sky

labyrinth | plain & boulders

labyrinth | plain & boulders

tree on quartzite outcrop

tree on quartzite outcrop

Silhouettes

Silhouettes

dead wood on sand

dead wood on sand

Oryx

Oryx

Zorse

Zorse

Together

Together

sand dune patterns

sand dune patterns

piet crow on dead camelthorn tree in Deadvlei

piet crow on dead camelthorn tree in Deadvlei

sand dune patterns

sand dune patterns

green bush on sand dune

green bush on sand dune

zebras on sand dune

zebras on sand dune

Paul taking photo of Kailash

Paul taking photo of Kailash

Oryxs

Oryxs

man sitting on dead tree | sand dunes

man sitting on dead tree | sand dunes

Agama Lizard

Agama Lizard

Oryx

Oryx

aerial view | red sand dunes

aerial view | red sand dunes

Enya, James, Paul & Petra silhouettes on rock at sunset

Enya, James, Paul & Petra silhouettes on rock at sunset

Enya & James walking on sand dunes under clouds

Enya & James walking on sand dunes under clouds

track through grass & trees on sand dune & mountains under storm at sunset

track through grass &  trees on sand dune & mountains under storm at sunset

Zorse

Zorse

bungalows & boulders at sunset

bungalows & boulders at sunset

sand dune patterns

sand dune patterns

piet crow on dead camelthorn tree in Deadvlei

piet crow on dead camelthorn tree in Deadvlei

acacia tree in desert plain

acacia tree in desert plain

Desert Intersection

Desert Intersection

sand dune patterns

sand dune patterns

Oryxs

Oryxs

Namibrand Rainbow

Namibrand Rainbow

Zorse

Zorse

rain storm in the canyon

rain storm in the canyon

quiver trees

quiver trees

road with fog in desert

road with fog in desert

Springbok

Springbok

tree on rocky hill

tree on rocky hill

tree on boulders

tree on boulders

grass on sand dunes & mountains at sunset

grass on sand dunes & mountains at sunset

grass on sand dunes & mountains | clouds at sunset

grass on sand dunes & mountains | clouds at sunset

Oryx

Oryx

grass & trees on sand dune under storm at sunset

grass &  trees on sand dune under storm at sunset

donkeys

donkeys

Paul taking photo of Kailash

Paul taking photo of Kailash

quiver trees

quiver trees

dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei

dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei

woman standing on top of huge boulder

woman standing on top of huge boulder

aerial view | mountains at sunrise

aerial view | mountains at sunrise

Namib Sky

Namib Sky

grass on sand dunes & mountains at sunset

grass on sand dunes & mountains at sunset

grassy plain & mountains under sand storm | rainbow

grassy plain & mountains under sand storm | rainbow

grass on sand dune under storm at sunset

grass on sand dune under storm at sunset

Sand Storm

Sand Storm

dry grass between rocks | desert plain & mountains at sunset

dry grass between rocks | desert plain & mountains at sunset

desert plain & moutains at sunset

desert plain & moutains at sunset

Sand Patterns

Sand Patterns

sand dunes under clouds

sand dunes under clouds

grass on sand dunes & mountains

grass on sand dunes & mountains

dry grass on sand dune

dry grass on sand dune

euphorbia & rocks | clouds

euphorbia & rocks | clouds

quiver trees

quiver trees

acacia trees

acacia trees

great spitzkoppe at sunrise

great spitzkoppe at sunrise

rock hyraxs on rocks

rock hyraxs on rocks

dead trees | desert plain & mountains

dead trees | desert plain & mountains

red sand on petrified dunes | lodge | grassy desert plain & mountains at sunset

red sand on petrified dunes | lodge | grassy desert plain & mountains at sunset

aerial view | mountains at sunrise

aerial view | mountains at sunrise

Green Tree

Green Tree

dry grass on moutain slope at sunset

dry grass on moutain slope at sunset

track through Namibrand

track through Namibrand

desert plain & moutains at sunset

desert plain & moutains at sunset

boulders at sunset

boulders at sunset

oryxs on sand dune under storm

oryxs on sand dune under storm

storm clouds

storm clouds

plain & boulders

plain & boulders

Twirls

Twirls

tracks in desert

tracks in desert

acacia trees in desert

acacia trees in desert

weaver nest in camel thorn tree

weaver nest in camel thorn tree

rock hyraxs on rocks

rock hyraxs on rocks

rock hyraxs on rocks

rock hyraxs on rocks

Balloon

Balloon

Enya, James, Paul & Petra silhouettes on rock at sunset

Enya, James, Paul & Petra silhouettes on rock at sunset

sand dune patterns

sand dune patterns

oryxs under camelthorn tree

oryxs under camelthorn tree

grass on sand dunes & mountains | clouds at sunset

grass on sand dunes & mountains | clouds at sunset

Rainbow

Rainbow

dead trees & dry grass on sand dunes

dead trees & dry grass on sand dunes

bush between boulders

bush between boulders

Pool

Pool