African Landscape Pictures Early Morning

African Landscape pictures from Southern Africa

For my morning African landscape pictures, I need to get up at 4-4:30 am. That is not quite everybody’s cup of tea. Once done, it is not that hard to get into gear. Climbing mountains, walk through fields, or sit in a vehicle since you are not allowed to get out of the car in a game park. Dangerous animals could attack you! While watching the sun making its way to the horizon, fog on the ground whirling may be blown by the wind, certainly a highlight for the eyes.

namibia's skeleton coast

Below you see the African landscape photograph of the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. Yes, the alarm was ringing very early; I guess I woke up the whole campsite. That wasn’t too bad as we were only two parties in this far off the regular route campsite, a couple from South Africa on their yearly four week trip through Southern Africa and the famous EAG group traveling with me. I looked out of the tent to see if there was anything worth getting up for. Yes, it looked promising. The first red sunlight peaked through the hills. Lots of fog between and above the mountains, since we were not too far from the Atlantic ocean. I jumped into my pants, grabbed the tripod, oh the decision which lens! Oh well, I just took my two favorite lenses along for the African landscape pictures I saw through my tent “door.”

Three minutes later, I was standing in a field across the campsite. The fog was crawling around me, which was awesome. Sometimes I had a view of the mountains, and sometimes I was embraced by fog. No scary or hungry animals around!

Skeleton Coast at it’s best – African landscape pictures in the morning. African Landscape canvas art prints available.

Over time I took quite a lot African landscape pictures

When you travel to Africa, you start to appreciate going to bed early and getting up early to see the new day. What will The Natural World present me today? How does the African Landscape react with its beautiful colors and moods! How do the animals welcome the new day! Well, for African wildlife, it most likely means, yeah, I made it into a new day. Not eaten by a predator nor poached for some stupid reasons! The Lonely Tree, that Acacia tree in the Etosha Park.

This photograph of the Camelthorn tree is one of the most taken African Landscape photographs in the Etosha National Park. African Fine Art Landscape Photographs for sale.

Natural Salt Pan and Lonely Tree

Maybe there are some animals under the tree or walking on the salt pan. When I have been in the park again, I noticed early mornings the soft pink color above the salt pan. My thoughts, this light, and some exquisite animals must look awesome. While I passed this tree a few times, always immediately it jumped in my head; this scenery, pink sky above the natural salt pan, this must be a beautiful scene.

Thoughts set, next morning was reserved for this tree. Yep, next morning booked, as usual, everything comes different! Easily said, and hard to accomplish. You start your journey; leave the campsite, and what crosses your way? Four Cheetahs, I cannot drive along to a tree, which stands there and does not move. Cheetahs move! I stayed with the big African cats, the Cheetahs. Not that I forgot the Lonely tree, no, not at all. It was just, that they were Cheetahs!

That Acacia tree got then every morning reserved, but when a fascinating animal comes between, the African landscape pictures of a lonely tree needed to be postponed. Of course, it took me a few days to accomplish this Lonely tree photograph. One morning while driving along the road, a celebrating Springbok came in between. Really, who can pass a happy Springbok jumping high into the air? Not me. Can you?

A Selection Of African Landscape Photographs

 Dead acacia trees stand on the white clay pan in Sossusvlei. That place is called Dead Vlei. This photograph was taken very early in the morning before the first light of the sunrise touched the clay pan.

Two dried out around 900-year-old acacia trees. These trees stand on a white clay pan surrounded by red sand dunes in Namibia.

The famous red sand dunes lit by the last rays of the sunset in Sossusvlei in Namibia.

Epupa waterfalls at the border of Namibia to Angola far north. Baobab trees growing between the falls in the cliffs. Long exposure photograph.

I made a selection of African landscape pictures in my website portfolio. All Fine Art Landscape Photographs were taken early morning. Enjoy, feel free to share the post.
You might want to read about the Fine Art Landscape Photography of the Epupa Falls, located at the northern border of Namibia.

African Landscape photo canvas prints among, other print finishes, are available to buy online in my online portfolio. Please see also Landscape Photography in Brittany in France. Photo art prints in various homes showing African wildlife photo prints and Arctic nature prints in homes and offices.