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  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 1 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    The land of sand and big game has drawn kudos and controversy with its pursuit of an independent approach to wildlife management that challenges both travelers and the industry to reassess what it means to be a responsible tourist. Shown here, Heidi Huettmann of Stutgart, Germany, and her husband Helmut, climb the Big Mama sand dune in the Sossusvlei section of Namib-Naukluft National Park. Photos by Arnie Weissmann

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 2 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    There are three reasons to climb Namibia's sand dunes in Sossusvlei early in the morning: It's not yet uncomfortably hot, the sand is firmer underfoot and the early morning sun provides deep shadow contours for photographers.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 3 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    Thousand-year-old dead camel-thorn acacia trees anchored in Deadvlei, a desert salt pan in Namibia's Namib-Naukluft Park, the largest conservation area in Africa.

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    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    Deadvlei, a salt pan in the Namib desert, as seen from atop Namibia's highest sand dune, Big Daddy.

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    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    Emeka Anyaoku, left, past president of the World Wide Fund for Nature, and Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 6 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    The Cheetah Conservation Foundation works with farmers to provide strategies to live in peace with the cats.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 7 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    The farmers previously killed cheetahs to protect cattle.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 8 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    Cow herdsmen in west-central Namibia.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 9 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    Hartmann's mountain zebras, found only in Namibia.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 10 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    A meerkat on the lookout in Brandberg Nature Reserve.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 11 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    Rock climbing in Sesriem Canyon near the dunes of Sossusvlei.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 12 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    The tuk-tukie beetle has adapted to desert life. Its dark color promotes water condensation; the water becomes trapped in the dimples on its back. It then lifts its hind legs and tips water down its back and into its mouth.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 13 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    Tracks in the sand known as a "Bushman's newspaper." Native residents of the dunes could see what insects, lizards, rodents and birds visited a site the night before.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 14 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    Tourists lounge on the lawn of the Sossusvlei Lodge, just outside entrance of Namib-Naukluft National Park.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 15 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    Huts silhouetted at sunset in Namib-Naukluft National Park.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 16 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    Tractor pull: Visitors without four-wheel vehicles are brought into the dunes of Sossusvlei on tractor-pulled trailers.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 17 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    Big Daddy sand dune.

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    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    The well-trod "trail" up the spine of Big Daddy dune.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 19 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    Running down the face of Big Daddy dune.

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    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    The dry, cracked earth of the Deadvlei salt pan.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 21 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    How they roll: A German tour operator provides a "rolling hotel" in Namib-Naukluft National Park.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 22 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    A one-horned gemsbok (known outside southern Africa as oryx) would be at a significant disadvantage in a fight.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 23 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    A local child plays among abandoned cars collected by a former Solitaire, Namibia, businessman.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 24 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    Baker Moose MacGregor with his signature apple crumble.

  • Namibia: Conservation and contention - 25 of 25

    Namibia: Conservation and contention

    What would you call a Mexican restaurant in Swapokomund, Namibia? "N'amigos," of course.

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