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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
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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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africa, desert, namibia, nature, sand, sand dune, acacia, tree, trees, deadvlei, desolation, arid, sossuvlei, konstantinos arvanitopoulos, out there photography

“Out there! Photography” – Nature and travelling images from around the world
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We live in a wonderfully diverse world made up of many cultures, landscapes and life forms. The main purpose of my photography is to showcase how much interesting and magnificent our planet is.

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Comments

  • photoloi
    photoloialmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful series!

  • Thanks a lot Photoloi!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertialmost 4 years ago

    Excellent capture!

  • Thank you very much Rosina!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • whisperjo
    whisperjoalmost 4 years ago

    Love the textures and colors!

  • Many thanks whisperjo!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Moorealmost 4 years ago

  • I am glad to!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Carlos Ocando Galavis
    Carlos Ocando ...almost 4 years ago

    Great composition and colors!, I feel in tatooine already!, thanks for sharing :)

  • Thanks a lot Carlos!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image

  • Many thanks Lyn!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    I am not sure how you take such great shots – but I am glad that you do! Wonderful.

  • I just press the button… he, he, he! Thank you! Your collection is marvelous!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Rémi Bridot
    Rémi Bridotalmost 4 years ago

    Invite for our group “The Silky Touch”

  • Thanks Remi, I have already join the group!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Jeanne Sheridan
    Jeanne Sheridanalmost 4 years ago

    Marvelous!

  • Thank you very much Jeanne!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • fortheloveofit
    fortheloveofitalmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful

  • Thanks a lot Fortheloveofit!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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