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Deadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei and has been claimed to be surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world, the highest reaching 300-400 meters
The clay pan was formed after rainfall, when the Tsauchab river flooded, creating temporary shallow pools where the abundance of water allowed camel thorn trees to grow. When the climate changed, drought hit the area, and sand dunes encroached on the pan, which blocked the river from the area.
The trees died, as there no longer was enough water to survive. The remaining skeletons of the trees, which are believed to be about 900 years old, are now black because the intense sun has scorched them. Though not petrified, the wood does not decompose because it is so dry. —Namibia November 2011


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Comment by vasim kakroo on January 28, 2013 at 2:05am

Thanks for sharing such a lovely capture!

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Thanks for your comments ,Appreciated

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Comment by Leroy on October 16, 2012 at 9:13am
This is really magnificent, thank you for sharing this!
Comment by arius karman on October 8, 2012 at 6:16am

just like a painting.....beautiful.....,great shoot

Comment by Clint Hudson on June 19, 2012 at 4:14am

Beautiful imagery

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Comment by Stong Pa Nyid on May 21, 2012 at 2:45am

Good minimalism. ;)

Comment by Stong Pa Nyid on May 21, 2012 at 2:44am

Good minimalism. ;)

Comment by andrzej kraj on May 4, 2012 at 10:42pm

ciekawie zaprezentowane ,bardzo plastycznie !!

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