You don't come to the NamibRand to see the "Big 5". You come to experience the vastness and the subtleties. Over the course of a day you'll watch herds of zebra, oryx (pictured), springbok and ostrich roam the grasslands. They move with the wind and it's fascinating to observe their rhythms.
If you look close you'll observe ground squirrels and even an owl hiding in the grasses. As night approaches you might spot a bat-eared fox.
I never expected to connect with the animals of this place but clearly I did.