A starry night

Between the sand dunes of the south, and the dry savannah of the north, a vast and diverse landscape was experienced as we travelled through Namibia in our overland truck. Near Spitzkoppe, we were surrounded by a dry, dusty, and rocky environment that was hot during the day and chilly at night. Away from the city lights, this area provided clear dark skies and, with it, a wonderful opportunity to take photos of the night sky, some of which can be found at:

Me and my partner had decided to leave the tent in the truck, and to sleep under the stars. Wrapped in a light sleeping bag, we took shelter from the cold wind by huddling in a hollow around 5 inches deep on top of a rocky outcrop.

As I looked up at the stars, the immensity of the Milky Way and the galactic core bearing down on me, I marvelled at the splendour of the universe. With my trusty camera next to me on a tripod and with a remote control, I snapped this view; these heavens were the last thing I saw before I fell asleep.