view from the top of a dune looking down on the landscape - Namib Desert Namibia
Sossusvlei is a clay pan in the central Namib Desert, lying within the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. Fed by the Tsauchab River, it is known for the high, red sand dunes which surround it forming a major sand sea. Vegetation, such as the camelthorn tree, is watered by infrequent floods of the Tsauchab River, which slowly soak into the underlying clay.
re-posting of this photo: www.flickr.com/photos/geoftheref/278566090/ after comments about strengthening the colour (and me finally getting a copy of Photoshop!)