Paul van Schalkwyk


Paul is Namibia’s original fine art aerial photographer who has set the benchmark within this genre. He is a solo adventurer and a risk taker and has a deep personal and emotional connection to the land he calls home.

These photographs of the earth from above are not images of the earth as we know it. From the shifted aerial vantage point, the world seems strange, unfamiliar and mysterious, as if it were another planet – an extra-terrestrial world beyond our ken rather than the familiar earth we know and inhabit on a daily basis. Landscape formations take on the appearances of other things, so that nature seems to become a metaphor of itself.


Last light - Skeleton Coast, Namibia

Skeleton Coast Dunes

After the rain - Skeleton Coast

Skeleton Coast wet dunes

Skeleton Coast wet dunes

Wandering dune

Break Out of Etosha National Park

Oryx tracks on Etosha Pan

Tracks - Etosha Pan

Etosha Pan, Etosha National Park

Highway, Etosha National Park

Red River - Etosha

Pink puddles on Etosha Pan

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Tsauchab Mist

Pan Reflections

Animal Tracks

Yellow Etosha

Eye of the Pan

Animal Tracks

Etosha Pan