Day 9: A rare moment where I look sporty. #deadvlei
Day 9: Getting ready to run down to #deadvlei
It used to be a home to hundreds of miners searching for diamonds but nowadays it’s an ilustration of how fast the Namib desert can take its territory back. Shot on Kodak Portra by Sue 🖤
This may not be the most spectacular reflection shot you've ever seen, but this is probably one of the most unique shots of Deadvlei you'll ever see. 2 days after a once in a decade rainstorm, we arrived in the morning to find not only fog, but this small pool of water at the base of one of the camel thorn trees. At first glance, the water didn't show any obvious reflections. The pool was maybe 1-2 inches deep and the color of coffee with cream in it. But if you place your camera really really low (my L plate was literally in the water), you end up with this shot! Keep in mind that this is the Namib Desert, probably the oldest desert on earth and one of the driest places on earth, rivalled only by the Atacama Desert in South America for aridity. #camelthorntrees #Deadvlei #NamibDesert #Namib
-NaukluftNationalPark #Namibia #rainstorm #reflection #sanddunes #Sossusvlei
Deadvlei is a white clay pan surrounded with the highest sand dunes in the world. When the Tsauchab river still existed, these camel thorn trees were able to grow but the river suddenly got blocked by the dunes and dried out, leaving the trees with no water or animals to decompose. Some are 900 years old !
#namibia #deadvlei #desert
An oryx and a springbok near Aus, Namibia
Все мы не без странностей! 🙈 Ну, признайтесь, когда разглядываете облака, неужели вы время от времени не ловите себя на мысли а-ля: "О, а вот это похоже на смеющегося великана!" Ну, бывает ведь? 😌
Так и я бродила по этому сюрреалистическому "лесу" в Намибии и сравнивала каждое дерево (вернее, то, что от него осталось) с тем или иным животным (необязательно африканским 😅)... Интересно получилось!
А вам этот древесный скелет кого напоминает?
#zunamy_finding_namibia #намибически #deadvlei #африка #travel
🇵🇹No topo, está duna è a famosa duna 45 e talvez a duna mais fotografado no Mundo.
Milhares de turistas visitam todos os anos o Namib Naukluf na Namíbia para ver de perto estas dunas enormes.
[letteralmente chiamata palude morta questo paesaggio è all’interno del Parco Nazionale del Namib Naukluft ed è caratterizzato da sabbia bianca, dune rosse e alberi morti. Tutte le sue caratteristiche regalano ai visitatori un paesaggio quasi surreale]
-estate o inverno?🌨
#africa #deadvlei #namibia
Yes they are “just” dead trees, dead more than 500 years ago, and they look like skeletons but what an amazing source of inspiration is Deadvlei! A true heaven on earth for landscape photographers!
“The great wall of Namib”
The great landscape of large sand dune in Namib desert, Namibia. This shot was taken in the morning as the sun shone to one side of the dune while another side was still in shadow. The Namib desert is the oldest desert in the world where the sand sediment were deposited in the same area since 55-80 million years ago.
This picture was choose as a shortlist and also won the 1st place of National Awards on Sony World Photography Awards 2017 contest (SWPA2017)
#namibia #africa #namib #sossusvlei #deadvlei #sand #desert #dune #landscape #nature #travel #swpa2018 #swpa #picoftheday
Nine hundred years ago a river slightly changed course...and this dry destruction created one of the most beautiful monuments to time I have ever seen. Endless dunes, very little sleep, and lots of wonder over empty spaces on this trip. #Namibia
Thank you @gondwanalodges
for having us, and @craighowes
for snapping this one of me :) #gondwanacollection #Deadvlei