The Chameleon Desert: Namibia (Japanese Title : ナミブ 七色に輝く不思議な砂漠)
(c) NHK / AZMAX
The Namib Desert stretches far along the Atlantic coast of southern Africa. One area in particular, the Namib Sand Sea in Namibia, a recent addition to the World Heritage list, is a gigantic store of one trillion cubic meters of sand that produces the world's most beautiful sand dunes. These sand dunes are a product of the tremendous westerly winds continually causing the sand to shift. It's almost as if the whole area is alive. This revealing look at the great nature of the desert presents extraordinary footage of not only the continual ebb and flow of the Namib Sand Sea and of a phenomenon where surface sand is blown mesmerizingly around the desert, but it also shows one of the world's greatest flower gardens as it appears every year in August, ever so briefly, in the desert.