Namibia’s Desert Kingdom

Sand dunes a 1,000 feet high, shimmering mirages and scorching temperatures – these are the deserts of northern Namibia. Although this place looks totally inhospitable, there is a remarkable diversity of life found in the sand rivers that dissect the desert dunes.

This is the seasonal story of the sand rivers that for 99% of the year hold nothing but sand, yet harbour elephants, giraffe, lions, and baboons. How do these animals survive in the sand rivers of Namibia?

This project was shot entirely on RED Epic and Storm helped managed the 14TB of media, including all offline transcoding, data conform, Grade and 5.1 audio mix.

Mike Birkhead Associates for Terra Mater natural history