It felt like I was floating in the clouds. I look around & the sky is clear. The sun had only just begun to show its face, pastel hues still hang on the horizon. Slowly we inched forward. Far below towering red dunes began to bask in the suns rays like cold lizards. There was no movement just a radiated golden light that shimmered on their sides. I was transfixed on the light but then I realised that we were not moving that fast at all. I was in a levitated realm shocked by the natural beauty below. I was seeing an image that only existed on a movie screen. The distance below barely inched forward. I looked up & saw our speed, the helicopters GPS offered reality. Every now & then I would take a shot but I sat in silent anticipation. I was hoping to see fog over the dunes. Would it be there? Our pilot had only seen it a few times before. Soon the red dunes gave way to a white rolling desert that stretched as far as I could see. It's forward march had conquered the landscape, engulfing any mountains that dared to stand in its way. These moving sands would continue until the end of time. As this thought ran through my mind I began following a large dune spine. It was reinforcements of the forward march coming in a new wave, higher & longer than all the low desert sands that covered the ground. As I tried to compose a number of images of the sands ancient surge, the intercom crackled to life. "Your in luck, there is fog on the dunes". With this news it seemed like the helicopter had gathered speed in order to give us the longest viewing of the fog before it dissipated with the rising sun. Time was lost as the helicopter spun around again & again over the most picturesque of the partially hidden dunes. Unfortunately this ride had to end. The bad news delivered in a crystal clear voice over the helicopters intercom. The sun had risen higher & the fog was burning off before our eyes, so the news from the pilot was not too hard to take. A smooth scenic flight back over the dunes was not a bad way for our pilot to compensate. This was an unforgettable way to start the day. Then we drove to Kamanjab, but that’s another story!