The Namib is alive

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 05/20/2020 - 17:42

There are more animals in the large areas of the Namib than one would expect from the wide sandy desert. Swakopmund therefore also offers tours to the "Little Five", which include the Palmato Gecko, a spider "the white lady", a chameleon, the Sidewind Snake and a lizard species, which we have also observed on the dune 45 .

Here the lizard shows an interesting way to stay on the hot sandy floor: it simply stands alternately on two feet, either in front left and in back right or vice versa. If you quickly switch between the last two photos of this short series in full view (e.g. with the corresponding arrow keys on the keyboard), you understand this method, which is quite funny to look at, a little better.

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Picture 1: Lizard in the Namib Desert

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Picture 2: Lizard in the Namib Desert

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Picture 3: Lizard in the Namib Desert

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Picture 4: Lizard in the Namib desert while cooling the limbs

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Picture 5: Lizard in the Namib desert while cooling the limbs

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