Sunday, May 27, 2012

Painting or photograph?

I keep coming across this photograph on the Interwebs. I think it was originally a photograph of the day at National Geographic about a year ago. Apparently it is not manipulated in any way and simply shows a soaring dune as the backdrop for the long dead camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park. There's a feature story on the park at the National Geographic site. Did you know Namibia was one of the world’s first nations to write environmental protection into its constitution?

Namibia's civil war started in 1966 and lasted 22 years. In 1990, when Namibia at last gained independence from South Africa, it was one of the first countries in the world to write protection of the environment into its constitution. It was as if Namibians recognized that having fought for the land beneath their feet, they were now profoundly responsible for it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice posting.. thanks for sharing.