Photo Essay: A Journey Through Namibia’s Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park doesn’t have the look of your typical safari journey you might be used to seeing in Kenya or Tanzania. The park features a salt pan that is so gigantic you can see it from outer space, along with other exotic landscapes not often found in Africa. It’s also teeming with wildlife despite the somewhat desolate looking conditions. If you’ve never been, or just want to remember what you saw when you were there, get ready to go on a photographic journey that shows off the beauty of Namibia’s Etosha National Park.



Giraffes stand and watch across the colored landscape

Springbok for as far as the eye can see

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An endangered black rhino gets up after rolling around in the mud

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Courtesy of Joachim Huber/

One of the park’s smaller creatures, the colorful guineafowl

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Courtesy of gaftels / flickr

Gemsbok have a not so friendly battle

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Hey, I can use this road too!

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Lions take a break by the watering hole after a bloody hunt

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A baby elephant attempts to charge

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The termites have made a giant hill out of the white sand

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Zebra come to the watering hole to drink, but stay far away from any lions

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Courtesy of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center / flickr

A crazy view from outer space showing where the salt pan starts

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This female cheetah was easily…spotted

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Courtesy of Pim Stouten / flickr

A jackal fends off a meal against a group of vultures

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A lone acacia tree in the Etosha Pan

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Courtesy of Julien Lagarde / flickr

But it looks much better at sunset

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