The Note Keepers

If Pelicans are my favorite ocean birds, then Secretary birds are my favorite land birds. Loooove these guys. Don’t ask me why, I just do. As a kid I always wondered where they store all the notes they keep as secretaries…. ©Mariette du Toit, 2011, The Note Keeper As pelikane my gunsteling see-voëls is, isContinue reading “The Note Keepers”

When it rains

A lot of people, when they visit Namibia, want to visit during the winter because of the cooler weather. But also because when they think wet season, they think European rain… weeks, days of endless down pouring. Grey, dim light and no sunshine. But in Namibia it doesn’t rain like that. We have one awesomeContinue reading “When it rains”


I wonder how much there is under the deep waters of the ocean that we have never seen or heard about? When I was a child, the Loch Ness Monster (Nessie) fascinated me. Today I’m more interested in the lurking secrets of the ocean. What I wouldn’t give to have a peek at the undiscoveredContinue reading “Uitspoelsel”

Life in the Desert

I have to admit, it amazes me every single time that I find a tree growing out between rocks, or little stream emerging from the sand. But what amazes me the most is a plant that can grow in the dunes. Dunes? How on earth? It is a hostile environment to say the least, theContinue reading “Life in the Desert”

Sunrise over the Epupa Falls

This is another photo taken on the morning that I struggled to get enough contrast between the sky and rocks. So I started moving around hoping for the best. Here the sun just broke through the clouds as I closed in on the main Epupa Falls. ©Mariette du Toit, 2018 – Epupa Falls Hierdie isContinue reading “Sunrise over the Epupa Falls”