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A photograph of the harsh arid landscape of the Richtersveld. At first glance it doesn't look like a "hot spot" of biodiversity, but looks can be deceiving. The Richtersveld just became a "World Heritage Site", due to abundance of unique fauna and flora that is found only here.
  ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER:
MARTIN HEIGAN:
"I am a 3D VFX Supervisor working in the Film and Television visual effects and animation industry. Animation is not my only passion. South Africa is a beautiful country with an average of 320+ warm sunshine days a year. I try and spend as much time possible outdoors, and love photographing nature for inspiration.

I am especially interested in Nature photography, Macro photography, and Stapeliad desert flowers."
Note:
All my photographs are Copyrighted

For more photographs by Martin Heigan, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/martin_heigan/sets/72157601478373100/

Mr HEIGAN has aslo published several books, of his photographs.
Visit:
http://anti-matter-3d.com/Stapeliads/Hidden_Treasures_of_Nature.html#Namakwa