The Namaqualand is an arid in South Africa. It extends along the West Coast of South Africa for 970 km (600 miles) and covers an area of 440,000 square kilometers (170,000 square miles). This area blossoms with wild flowers in spring time and is very popular with tourists in that time of the year. Over 90% of the local population speak Afrikaans. This photo of a Namaqualand spring scene has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 8th of August 2010. Watch this space for daily updates in the Photography and Babes categories.