Spitzkoppe

25th November 2014
The final stop in my journey across Southeren Namibia was Spitzkoppe, a massive granite outcrop that is more than 700 million years old and the highest outcrop rises about 1,784 metres (5,853 ft) above sea level. It really is a spectacular sight to see !



There is a choice of camping sites which are situated along the various Granite outcrops or basic Thatched rooms, there are communal showers and bathrooms and apart from some noise from the village that is located nearby we had a great stay at Spitzkoppe, we only had one night there so after arriving we set off to explore the area.



There are many places of interest around Spitzkoppe and you can also take guided tours to see bushman paintings and have access to the fenced off areas that can only be accessed with a guide.

I really enjoyed walking around Spitzkoppe and finding various angles and compositions to try and get some good photos of it, one of the places that I enjoyed photographing the most was the natural bridge or Arch that has been formed in the Granite, I tried some images of it in the late afternoon.







After the sun had set we headed back to our room for some dinner only to return to the Arch later that night once it was completely dark for some star images,for some of the images I used my headlamp to illuminate the inside of the arch while using a long exposure to capture the stars.







After a late night shooting the stars and the Arch we headed off to our Thatched Room for some sleep before waking up early and starting our journey South back to South Africa, we had really enjoyed Namibia and its beauty and it is a great destination for Landscape photography.

Comments

Photo comment By Anita Maier: Fantastic images, awesome nightshots.I love the Spitzkoppe. Regards Anita.
Photo comment By Tinkspeter McLean g: Spectacular

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