Morning at the Fish River Canyon

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (12)

Ryan Calhoun on November 19, 2007

Wow, that's a beautiful view, Marilyn! It's really striking, how much it looks like the Grand Canyon in Arizona. I had no idea there were deep canyons like this so far south in Africa.

Greetings, Ryan

Giulio Colla on November 20, 2007


I see that you are a tireless traveler. Ciao, Giulio

Ian Stehbens on November 20, 2007

This is a wonderful photo for Google Earth! I can see why Ryan related the landscape to Arizona. It reminds me of the many similarites between central Australia and the Transvaal.

Hank Waxman on November 20, 2007

Greetings Marilyn. I think of Namibia as open plains and the population and preserve for the Cheetah. Obviously, the terrain is quite varied, and you did an excellent job of bringing that lesson to me. The depth and shadows are great. Thanks for posting this excellent shot. Cheers,


Marilyn Whiteley on November 20, 2007

Thank you, Ryan, Giulio, Ian, and Hank. The Fish River Canyon is an awe-inspiring place, comparable to, yes, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado and also Copper Canyon in Mexico (which I visited in my pre-digital days). I posted one shot long ago, but decided it deserved at least one more from my stock. First I had to crop out a daughter-in-law. I'm delighted to include her in the family, but including her in the photo was a bad idea!


Marilyn Whiteley on November 20, 2007

Is this more your idea of Namibia? There's lots of this ... with very wide, gravel roads.

Daniela Brocca on November 20, 2007

A wonderful view,Marilyn.I'm beginning to feel the need to go away.More looking at such pics.Cheers Daniela

Marilyn Whiteley on November 20, 2007

Thanks, Daniela. As you can see, I'm "travelling" again--by looking at some of my vast store of unposted pictures! Cheers, Marilyn

Tjeert.Mensinga © on November 23, 2007

Wonderful picture Marilyn it's impressive,i don't no where you took the shot but i have a little fear of hights!!!!Y*

Greetings Tjeert!

Marilyn Whiteley on November 24, 2007

Thanks, Tjeert. Apparently not everyone has fear: look at this sign!

Greetings, Marilyn

Mohammed_Jesus Chris… on January 3, 2010

Really wonderful .may God bless you.Beautiful places you selected.ofcours.

Marilyn Whiteley on January 3, 2010

Thank you, Mohammed, and best wishes to you. This place is a beautiful example of God's handiwork. Marilyn

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    by Marilyn Whiteley