Friday, February 17, 2017

NAMIBIA ~ Desert sunset ~

....A  stunning pink and purple sky sunset over the dunes between Sesriem and Sossusvlei... a desolate landscape... these ghostly trees have been dead for centuries... when the Tsauchab River flooded many aeons ago, shallow pools were created... when the drought came, the pools dried up and the trees died with no water... Thanks so much Belinda!! (✿ ♥‿♥)

Photo: © Mark Van Aardt

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.

The Sossusvlei belongs to the southern Namib with about 32.000 km², between the rivers Koichab and Kuiseb. The dunes in the more red color are the oldest dunes in Sossusvlei. These dunes are supposed to be among the highest of all around the globe. The highest is "Big Daddy" with 380m.


Birds - Coursers
(Issued 10-10-2015)

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