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There are few things as exciting as watching a big thunderstorm build over the Namibian landscape. Due to the geography of the area there is always a gap on the horizon for the sunset light to get in below the clouds, so you're always guaranteed an amazing display of light.

After following this storm as it moved across the plains of the Namib Rand and seeing a herd of about 200 Oryx run from the lightning and rain, I ended up on a high dune that had a bit of a view towards Kameelhof mountain. I got properly soaked before the sun reached it's gap and cast a fleeting beam of light across the landscape. The grass had a magical green tinge that it has when it's only a few days old. The red in the mountain and the blue in the sky gave a perfect complimentary spectrum of colours to this simple landscape.

5D mk II, 24-70mm, Circular Polarizer.

Namib rand, Namibia

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