Namibia is one of Africa’s hidden treasures. Home to one of the oldest and driest deserts, the dunes of the namib desert rise over 1000 feet in height. The sand permeates everything and Mother Nature is ruthless against all who try to inhabit the desert. This is a photo of the Sossusvlei sand dunes at sunrise, from a hot air balloon. It looked like a beautiful painting from above with the constant changing of the light and the dunes seemed to go on forever. Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200 L lens.