Wrecked Ship at The Skeleton Coast, Namibia

The Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast is named for the ghostly shipwrecks that lie beached on these remote and all-but-inaccessible sandy shores. The interaction between water-laden sea air and the dry air of the desert develops immense fogbanks and dangerous currents. Some of these wrecked ships now lie as far as 50 metres, or 150 feet, from the water’s edge because the desert is slowly creeping westward into the sea.

Skeleton Coast National Park is 6 million acres of one of the most inhospitable and least-visited places on earth. Most of its untouched and mysteriously beautiful barren coastline can only be viewed from the comfort and safety of an airplane.

Photography by: Jofie Lamprecht