Oryx drinking at concrete waterhole


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  • Location: Namib Desert Lodge, Gondwana Namib Park, Namibia
  • Source: www.gondwana.com
  • Info: The only live webcam in Namibia featuring wildlife coming to drink at a waterhole in the Namib desert. There are Oryx, Zebra, Wildebeest,Ostrich cheetah, Foxes, jackals and birds visiting this waterhole. The waterhole is man made and situated in an open plain about 8kms from the Namib Desert Lodge in Solitaire.
  • More Info: The Namib desert stretches 1,600km along Namibia's coast. It is the oldest desert in the world and one of the planet's most extreme wildernesses.

    Although it is one of the driest places on earth, the Namib has a wide array of animals and life and many species are endemic, being found nowhere else. One fascinating example is a plant called Welwitschia. This strange plant can live for over 2000 years, and it only grows two leaves during its entire life. Because of the windy environment it lives in, its two leaves become shredded over the years, giving the appearance of an abundance of leaves. Another bizarre resident is the quiver tree which effectively cuts off its own branches to save moisture through its leaves, in times of drought.