Flying over the Kaskawulsh Glacier, Kluane National Park, Yukon
In 2018 we were fortunate to get to some fantastic places for landscape photography. Namibia was definitely a highlight, especially the incredibly reddish-orange dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park and the fairytale rock formations of Spitzkoppe. Just as compelling was Kluane National Park in Yukon, and in particular flying over the awesome Kaskawulsh Glacier. The Sumidero Canyon in Chiapas, Mexico offered some marvellous wild landscapes, both on the water as we travelled through the canyon by boat and from lookout points high on the canyon rim.
Kaskawulsh Glacier, Kluane National Park, Yukon.
We also returned to some of our favourite places, such as spectacular Hunt Falls in northern Saskatchewan, and the other-worldly Red Rock Coulee in Alberta which really springs to life at sunset. We don’t always have to travel far to find impressive landscapes – photogenic places such as the Great Sand Hills and Cypress Hills, for example, are just a few hours away.
Red Rock Coulee at sunset. This little-known park southwest of Medicine Hat, Alberta is home to some of the largest concretions in the world. See our June 28, 2018 posting for more details.
Great Sand Hills of southwest Saskatchewan. See our July 5, 2018 posting about this incredible place which has the largest easily accessible sand dunes in Canada.
Adams Lake in the Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan.
Blue-flowered flax growing next to yellow-flowered canola near Redberry Lake, Saskatchewan.
Hunt Falls, Grease River, Saskatchewan. See our July 23, 2018 posting for more details and photos on this wonderful place.
Looking over the brink of Hunt Falls.
Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas, Mexico. See our Nov. 13, 2018 posting for more photos and details on visiting this wild canyon where vertical cliff faces are close to a kilometre high.
Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas, Mexico
The almost unreal reddish-orange sand dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia.
The Sossusvlei area of Namibia has the highest sand dunes in the world, some over 300 metres high.
The changing colour and texture of the Namibian sand dunes depends on the light and wind action.
Sand dunes of Namibia on a foggy morning.
Dead Vlei near Sossusvlei, Namibia. These ancient trees date back over 900 years to a time when a wetland was once here. When the water dried up the trees became desiccated and preserved in the dry desert.
The trees of Dead Vlei just as the rising sun was starting to clear the high sand dunes.
The spellbinding rock formations at Spitzkoppe, Namibia at sunset. Our campsite was almost next to this arch. The two nights that we spent camping here was a definite highlight of the year. Watch for a more detailed posting about this area before long.