Above: Elephants along the edge of the Caprivi Strip in Namibia

Namibia is most famous for its inhospitable landscapes. Two of the country’s best-known attractions, the Skeleton Coast and the Deadvlei, have hostility to life in their very names. Yet Namibia is full of animals, ranging from colorful endemic geckos to desert-adapted elephants. On our recent visit to the country, we spotted all manner of beautiful wildlife.

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