The Namib Desert is one of the oldest deserts in the world, having given rise to more indigenous species than any other. With 50 degree temperatures and annual rainfall that is measured in millimetres, how is this possible?
We reveal its hidden water sources – such as the mysterious sea fog that sweeps across its Skeleton Coast. Strange and marvellous desert specialists share this unexpected Eden with giants – lions, elephants and even giraffes. From its Skeleton Coast through the sea of sand to the haze of distant mountains, this ancient land flourishes with life where none seems possible.
Eden: Untamed Planet – Sunday 7.10pm on BBC2