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Sossusvlei Landscape

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: after comments about strengthening the colour (and me finally getting a copy of Photoshop!)


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Taken on April 20, 2006