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The dry climate of the Namib desert reflects in the almost complete lack of bodies of water on the surface. Most rivers flow underground and/or are dry for most of the year, and even when they are not, they usually drain into endorheic basins, without reaching the sea. It has less than 10 mm (0.4 inches) of rain annually and is almost completely barren. Having endured arid or semi-arid conditions for at least 55 million years, it is considered to be the oldest desert in the world.
Sossuvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia, Africa
Nikon D40x, Nikkor 18-200 mm at 46 m m, 1/320 sec at f/ 14, ISO 200
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