These quiver trees were so named for the use by the San people of the tree's branches as quivers for their poison arrows. The trees are also actually not trees at all but technically aloe plants that grow very tall. These specific trees are part of the Quiver Tree Forest which is located just about 30 minutes from Keetmanshoop in the southern part of Namibia. Quiver trees are usually sparsely dotted across rocky landscapes but in this area they occur all over the area crating what is the closest thing you will find to a forest in an arid desert. We visited the farm that is home to the quiver tree forest just before sunset and were able to wonder amongst the trees freely taking photos and enjoying the trees in the sunset light. The area is a really unique landscape and I'd love to revisit and camp sometime at the farm to get some epic night shots of the trees in moonlight against the milky way.
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