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A photographic tour of Namibia

Over two weeks, photographer Gordon Donovan traveled across nearly 4,000 kilometers of deserts, grasslands and mountains throughout Namibia … alone.

Armed with only two camera bodies and an assortment of lenses, he trekked up the Skeleton Coast to see shipwrecks and a seal colony at Cape Cross. He turned inland toward the rustic hills of Damaraland, where wild animals roam free outside the Palmwag nature reserve. Several times, he had to sign waivers acknowledging the risk of being eaten alive.

The final nine days of his journey were a one-man road trip through the vast landscapes of Etosha National Park, where Donovan was able to capture the region’s thriving wildlife and natural beauty.

Okonjima Game Reserve: Day 1

The final days of Gordon Donovan’s journey back to Namibia. Leaving Etosha I headed towards the Okonjima Game Reserve, home of the Africat Foundation. Hopefully I would be able hold and feed a baby cheetah.

Namutoni: Day 9 at Etosha National Park

Day nine of Gordon Donovan’s journey back to Namibia’s Etosha National Park. It’s time to start heading back towards civilization even though I don’t want to leave.

Okaukuejo: Day 3 at Etosha National Park

Day three of Gordon Donovan’s journey back to Namibia’s Etosha National Park. Today we head east to the busiest camp in Etosha, Okaukuejo.

Dolomite: Day 2 at Etosha National Park

Day two of Gordon Donovan’s journey back to Namibia’s Etosha National Park. My first full day of photographing during the wet season at the Dolomite Camp.

Dolomite : Day 1 at Etosha National Park

Day one of Gordon Donovan’s journey back to Namibia’s Etosha National Park. After a long drive I have arrived at Etosha.

Sandwich Harbour Boat Tour

Sandwich Harbour is a port on the Atlantic coast of Namibia, lying south of Walvis Bay, within the Namib-Naukluft National Park. Formerly a moderately-sized commercial port based around whaling and small-scale fishing, it declined as the harbour silted up, and is now best known for its bird life.