Namibia is a large and sparsely populated country on Africa's south-west coast. Administered by South Africa for many years it is now a destination of choice for landscape photographers as the varied landscape provides many surreal photographic opportunities. Bounded by the cold sea on the west and the blazing desert on the east, the iron-rich red dunes of Sossusvlei are world renown. The landscape is rugged and varied and the indigenous groups enrichen any traveller's experience.