Tuesday, January 14, 2014

NAMIBIA ~Sossusvlei Desert - Naukluft National Park ~

...Amazing panoramic desert view... and my first written and stamped of Namibia...the sanddunes of Sossusvlei are one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia... and this postcard shows it for sure...
Thanks Manu!!

 With lovely stamp from the Definitive stamps serie:
"Birds of Namibia"
(Issued 15-02-2012)

© PHOTOmagica-Siggi Straube
One of the oldest and largest deserts, the Namib stretches inland from the Atlantic Ocean, covering large swathes of Namibia and parts of Angola and South Africa. This arid hotspot surprisingly supports a diverse number of plants and animals, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.

Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan created by the Tsauchab river that flows through the Sesriem Canyon every 5 to 10 years. Even in very wet years it does not reach the Atlantic Ocean but drains away between the dunes of Sossusvlei.

The Namib-Naukluft National Park is a national park of Namibia encompassing part of the Namib Desert and the Naukluft mountain range. With an overall area of 49,768 km2 (19,216 sq mi), the Namib-Naukluft is the largest game park in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. Sossusvlei the most well-known area and the main visitor attraction in Namibia.

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