In search of the Desert DiamondKevin Metallier and his crew find hidden skating gems in a place you’d never expect - the vast desert and tiny towns of Namibia. 06/21/2016 © Kevin Metallier / Red Bull Content Pool Of all the best skateboarding meccas in the world, Namibia certainly wouldn’t be the first destination on anyone’s list. Yet photographer Kevin Metallier and skateboarder Philipp Schuster saw something that most didn’t – a diamond in the rough.The pair were joined by Olli Ilmonen, Titi Gormit, Antony Lopez and Tjark Thielker on a discovery of Namibia’s wide open spaces and silent towns. They spent two weeks cruising through the Namib desert, in search of improbable skate spots hidden beyond the dunes. They found more than they expected, including a mini-ramp nobody would believe existed.Check out the gallery below for images of their quest or watch the ‘In Search of the Desert Diamond’ video. For more of Kevin’s work, head to his website or Instagram.Keep coming back to redbullillume.com for your weekly dose of action and adventure sports photography and galleries of inspirational images. You can also get a sneak peek of the Red Bull Illume 2016 submissions on Facebook and Instagram.