Surviving the sand sea
A natural history documentary that explores the diverse forms of desert-adapted life in the otherworldly Namib Desert
Namib: Surviving the Sand Sea explores life in one of the driest places on Earth, the hyper-arid Namib Desert. An abundance of unique and remarkable organisms at Gobabeb, a scientific research station in the central Namib.
This documentary takes close look at the natural history of several unique desert-adapted plant and animal species including, the Namib Dune Ant, scorpions, !nara and Welwitschia. It follows the work that several scientists at Gobabeb are undertaking in order to better understand this magnificent and otherworldly environment, and seamlessly research endeavour with stunning time-lapse photography capturing daily changes in the desert.
The Namib Sand Sea is inscribed as World Heritage for all four natural history criteria: spectacular natural beauty and superlative natural phenomena; outstanding global examples of geological and geomorphological processes; universally significant ecological processes; and extraordinary special biodiversity. This documentary will instil an appreciation of the unparalleled Namib, and show why it is special for Namibians – and the world.