Epic Namibia: By Richard Bernabe and Ian Plant

Right between the Namib and Kalahari deserts, and getting less rain than any other country in sub-Saharan Africa, Namibia is a land of contrasts and extremes. It is also a photographer’s dream, packed with stunning scenery, surprising wildlife, and surreal views.

Dead Camel Thorn tree, Deadvlei

Bernabe shot with the 5D Mark III and 16–35mm f/2.8L Canon EF lens, 1/13 sec at f/16, ISO 160.

Giraffe, Etosha N.P.

Plant used a 1.4X tele-converter on a 500mm lens; 1/1000 sec at f/5.6, ISO 400.

Ghost town, Kolman-Skop

Ian Plant set his Canon EOS 5D Mark III with 24–70mm f/2.8 Tamron SP VC lens on a tripod to make the exposure of 8 seconds at f/14, ISO 400.

Quiver trees, Keetman­shoop

Ian Plant used a flashlight to paint light on the near “tree” during a 30-second exposure at f/11 and ISO 1600 with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and adapted 14–24mm f/2.8 AF Nikkor on a tripod.

Feral Horses Near Aus

Plant used the EOS 5D Mark III and 70–200mm f/2.8 Tamron SP VC zoom for his exposure of 1/1250 sec at f/5, ISO 400.

Springbok, Etosha National Park

A 500mm f/4L Canon EF IS tele let Richard Bernabe capture this portrait at 1/500 sec at f/6.3, ISO 160 with a Canon EOS 7D body.

Cape Fur Seal Colony, Cape Cross

Ian Plant shot with a 500mm f/4L Canon EF IS lens on his EOS 5D Mark III for this group portrait at 1/125 sec and f/22, ISO 800.

Zebras, Etosha N.P.

Bernabe used a 5D Mark III, 500mm f/4L lens, and 1.4X tele­con­verter; 1/640 sec at f/11, ISO 640.

Sand dune, Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park

Richard Bernabe climbed an adjacent dune for this view, captured with a 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L Canon EF IS lens on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 1/80 sec at f/11, ISO 100.