Dune tip-toe – Gant’s Golden Mole of the Namib desertJuly 24, 2012
Fish farming in the Namib DesertJuly 25, 2012
Namibia’s Coast: ocean riches and desert treasures
Tony Robertson, Alice Jarvis, John Mendelsohn and Roger Swart
Published by RAISON (Research and Information Services of Namibia)
If you’ve ever wanted a complete summary of Namibia’s coastline, people, animals, weather patterns, landscapes, past and future, look no further. This beautifully designed book outlining the ‘fascinating and complex mix of richness and paucity’ that is our coastline, is a treasure chest containing all you need to know about ‘the warm and dry Namib Desert [that] stands in stark contrast to the cold waters of the Benguela Current, which is so biologically productive’.
The book comprises information collected by the Namibian Coast Conservation and Management (NACOMA) Project established in 2006. The objective – as is that of NACOMA – is to improve the awareness of coastal biodiversity, the environmental challenges it entails, and the value of Namibia’s coastal resources. It is also aimed at promoting the concept of an integrated coastal management strategy. Beautiful photographs and useful illustrations are sprinkled throughout the seven chapters with each subdivided into easy-to-read-and-understand sections, making the book a good and informative reference work, and a must-read for anyone keen on Namibia – in whichever shape or form.
The Photographer’s Guide to Etosha National Park
Mario Fazekas, Kathryn Haylett, Jenny Fazekas
Published as an eBook
Armed with this informative and affordable eBook that you can either print or carry around with you on your laptop, you will be able to photograph the key animal species in this world-famous park from the first day you arrive like an Etosha veteran!
Mario Fazekas, his wife Jenny and their friend Kathryn Haylett have combined their many years of experience and photographic talents to create this handy book. Whether you’re a photography novice or a seasoned professional, it will help you make your trip a resounding success.
Writes Anne Darling of Cognac, France: “…With this eBook you can be sure of finding just the right places at just the right times to take some great pictures. The book is divided into four main sections, each relating to the four key areas of the park. Within each section, the authors cover the different waterholes as well as the camps. Having experience of these areas built up over a long period of time, means that only the areas that give consistently good results have been reviewed – so you know you will not be wasting your time and that your chance of getting good shots is high.
These articles appeared in the August’12 Edition of FLAMINGO Magazine.