One of the wildest and most pristine places in the world is located in Africa and Namibia. Namipia is located in southwestern Africa, bordered by Angola to the north, Zambia to the northeast, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south. Namibia is located between the deserts of Namibia and the Kalahari, whose coastline lies along the South Atlantic Ocean, which runs from land to dry deserts. To the north of these beaches, there used to be beaches full of skeletons of marine and terrestrial mammals, which are now full of skeletons of ships that have been sunk by fog and collision with rocks and are enclosed by advancing deserts and sand dunes. When the cold air of Benguela mixes with the hot and dry air of the desert, thick fog forms, which has been the reason for the sinking of ships in this area. It begins in southern Angola and ends in central Namibia. Skeleton Beach takes its name from the carcasses of whales and about 1,000 ships that have been stranded on the beach for centuries.
Skeleton Beach is a dry, skeletal desert and one of the most dangerous areas in Africa that is generally difficult to reach.
This beach has a 500 km desert coastline and thus has no connection with the outside world, because there is no river to get there, so it is very difficult to travel there by air and you have to drive for weeks to get there.
In addition to difficult access to this place, dry climate and soil Ineffective, difficult access to water and low rainfall have been reasons for the Bushmen to leave the area.
The Bushmen believe that this land was created when God was angry, which is why they called it the land of God’s wrath. Portuguese explorers also called these beaches the gates of hell
The skeleton was named “John Henry Marsh” on this beach. He also referred to the shipwrecked Dunodin Star when he wrote a book about the wrecked ships of England, which was called the Skeleton Shore because many sailors claimed to have seen many skeletons on the shore. Called. In the past the whaling industry and the sea lion skin tradeKhordar flourished in this area and therefore the remaining skeletons on this beach belong to the same period.
This beach is one of the most isolated areas in the world because it is very difficult to visit and access. No other human beings have lived there since the 15th century when the Bushmen left. But the curiosity of tourists has led to tours to visit the beach. These tours and safaris are led by professionals and last 4 days and 3 nights. Tourists, of course, travel by air through the Namibian capital, WWrelwook, to the safari camp and then travel in 4WD cars to the coastline of Skeleton.
Tourists have to prepare for a long and difficult journey in the desert, but reaching the destination and its indescribable charm has proved the value of this effort. Of course, the annual capacity of tourists in this area is limited and it is a maximum of 800 people per yearIt has become an expensive tourist tour.
Adjacent to this beach is the Namib Desert. This desert in southwestern Africa is one of the driest places on earth. Namib in the local language means a place where there is nothing. Mars-like landscape with high sand dunes, rugged mountains and sandy plains that covers an area of about 81,000 square kilometers and is located in three countries Namibia, Angola and South Africa. The Namib Desert is about 55 millimeters long. The world’s oldest known desert in Africa, which is between two and seven million years old, is very hot. Summer temperatures reach 45 degrees Celsius during the day and below zero at night. However, many wildlife species have adapted well to this situation.
Adjacent to this beach is the Namib Desert. This desert in southwestern Africa is one of the driest places on earth. Namib in the local language means a place where there is nothing. Mars-like landscape with high sand dunes, rugged mountains and sandy plains that covers an area of about 81,000 square kilometers and is located in three countries Namibia, Angola and South Africa.
The Namib Desert is about 55 millimeters long. The world’s oldest known desert in Africa, which is between two and seven million years old, is very hot. Summer temperatures reach 45 degrees Celsius during the day and below zero at night. However, many wildlife species have adapted well to this situation.
The Namib Desert connects southern Angola to northern South Africa via Namibia. This ancient desert from the eastern part of Namibia meets the skeleton coast near the South Atlantic Ocean. In the driest regions of Namibia, it rains an average of about 2 mm annually. Parts of this desert have not seen any help for several years.
Large animals that can live in these desert areas are herbivores such as gazelles (Oryx Springbok), zebras, as well as carnivores such as the talk and cheetah, and birds such as ostriches.
One of the most interesting tree plants in this area is a tree called Quwer, which was used by the natives of Bushman as a place to keep their beams due to the hollow stems.
One of the most fascinating wonders of the Namib Desert are the Fary Circke fairy rings, which are a kind of geomorphic phenomenon. These pieces of sand, which are surrounded by plant species, are among the secrets of the Namib Desert.
Seeing the rings of this desert from the plane, gives a very interesting view. Perry rings retain their circular shape in all areas of Namib, including hills and plains. Also, the diameter of these circles varies from one and a half meters to six meters, depending on the region. Perry rings are larger in northern Namibia.
The locals believe that these rings were created by ghosts and are traces left by their god. To understand how this ring formed, even mathematicians tried to make models that would show this pattern if there was a recognizable pattern.
To date, no accepted theory has been proposed that can justify the existence of this phenomenon. However, scientists from Namibia, Germany, the United States and other countries have studied the cause of this amazing phenomenon. Some studies by biologists believe that the existence of these circles is due to the payment of water and nutrients by the termites.
In fact, by destroying the earth’s vegetation, termites are spaceThey feed underground. They create a scoreless. According to this theory, termites, through reserves, another theory states that this phenomenon is a kind of self-organization of vegetation, in fact, the roots circulate water and nutrients from reservoirs.
Furry sea lions on Skeleton Beach
One of the characteristics of Skeleton Beach is the presence of Caspian urchins for reproduction, growth and nutrition of their offspring. Thousands of baby seals each yearThey are born on this beach, some of which are hunted by hunters such as jackals. However, the risk of adult sharks being hunted on the way to this area remains. Females are forced to leave the skeleton shore to make infant journeys and make the perilous journey, in which case they are forced to temporarily abandon their children, who are at risk of being hunted. Increases jackals.
Of course, the local hunters, when the seals reach the age of ten months, attack the shore because of the quality and value of the skin at the age of ten months, and after forcing the parents to leave the shore, they are cruel. They strike the young seals with sticks
Seal fishing vessels are also used every year. Valuable skin, the oil of the sexier limbs of this animal, catches hundreds of seals, although extensive fishing and fishing around the feeding grounds of adult seals has reduced their food and thus reduced their population. Furry seals are the only flagship animals of the skeleton beach, without which this wild beach would be nothing but a deserted beach. Currently, the area is considered by the IUCN as a completely wilderness area. By definition, areas are called completely wild, which are among the uncontrolled natural and pristine areas and human impact in them is minimal, and this definition means that this area must remain out of reach of humans so that the wildlife of the area can Preserve the population, continue to survive in this harsh environment