"Canyon Window" Fish River Canyon, Namibia Ais-Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park, Southern Africa
Good morning G+! I've got 5 days to go before becoming a father for the 2nd time!
I felt like sharing one from the archives this morning...this was taken at the starting point of the very gruelling 6-day 90km hike through the Fish River Canyon in Namibia. At this point you start a very steep descent down to the Canyon floor. It's a rough trail with large boulders, thick sand and round riverine rocks to go over and through, and it's very psychological as there really is one only one way out - and that is through.
This was taken long before I knew much about proper landscape photography, but I like the view through a window here. The Fish River Canyon is the 2nd largest in the world, behind the Grand Canyon of course. It was overcast and raining slightly, strange weather for this desert landscape in winter.
Sorry I missed that +Morkel Erasmus . I was looking at the tagged version and it's more limited. This reminds me a lot of the rich colors in the Grand Canyon and you've captured them beautifully well! +Margaret Tompkins
Very true +Morkel Erasmus! Children can walk vast distances at a young age. My son was 5 when we climbed Table mountain via Platteklip Gorge and also via Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine. He was 6 when we walked up and down Sani Pass and did the Sentinel Route via the chain ladders to the top of the Tugela falls. On the Sani Pass (8km up and 8km down, 1 vertical km) we had to plead and threaten to keep him going. When we reached our tent at the end of the day, we fell down on our chairs, completely exhausted. He sat for 5 minutes, then went in search of friends. He was running around outside while the rest of us couldn't move...