Ghost River | Namib in Flood


The main flow of the Tsuachab river is on the northern side of the valley (below the dunes in the distance), but every few decades, there is enough water to push into a side branch that runs along the southern dunes. This event is so rare, that even most of the Sossusvlei veterans don't know about it or ever get to see it. Walking to the base of dune forty-two, east of dune forty-five, I was shocked to find a river flowing 10m wide and about half a meter deep. Unfortunately, it seems to have been just a few years too late to be the salvation of this dead tree.


Signed Limited Edition (8)

Medium: Photography print on fine art archival paper.

  • 60cm x 46cm / 23" x 18" (including border)
  • 85cm x 65cm / 33" x 25"  (including border)
  • 120cm x 92cm / 47" x 36"  (including border)
  • 143cm x 110cm / 56" x 43"  (including border)


With heavy rains falling over the Namib desert in 2021, Malan took the opportunity to shoot this stunning collection of prints as the desert transformed into a colourful garden of splendour.

The complete landscape collection by Hougaard Malan is a bespoke curation of the artists finest prints collected over more than a decade. Each print is editioned to only eight reproductions regardless of the size. The artist sets pricing as the edition sells, making this portfolio of prints investment pieces. 


Hougaard Malan is well known in local and international fine-art landscape circles for his uncompromising attention to his craft's technical considerations. Combined with an instinctively creative eye, he is considered by many to be South Africa's leading landscape fine-art photographer ... Read More >>


Available units: 3