Under the hot sun

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Deadvlei is a spectacular region of the Namib desert and one of the world’s most striking, well-preserved desert landscapes. The huge pan, or vlei, is surrounded by towering sand dunes as far as the eye can see, reputed to be the highest in the world. It 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 the trees died.
Camel thorn trees (Acacia erioloba), Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia, Africa
Nikon D40x, Nikkor 18-200 mm, 1/200 sec at f/ 14, ISO 200
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.


BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 Competition
Category: Wild Places
Stage reached: Semi-Final
Featured in 19 groups:
“Colour and light”
“The Silky Touch”
“DSLR Users Only”
“Wildlife, Landscape, and Nature Photography Online Magazine”
“A Wilderness somewhere…..”
“Indigenous to East & Southern Africa”
“Love Affair With The Lens”
“Nikon DSLR Users Group”
“PostCard Style”
“Wild Africa”
“A Place To Call Home”
“Nature Photography Challenge”
“The Virtual Museum”
“500 to 5000 Viewings Group”
“Magazine Worthy”
“Life in the City, Suburbs, or Bush”
“Image Writing”
“From the Earth”
“Superbly Visual”
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