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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 at 18 mm, 1/160 sec at f/ 14, ISO 200
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.

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“Nature’s Wonders”
“Wild Africa”
“Breathtaking Wild Animals & Plants”

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  • Ben Waggoner
    Ben Waggoneralmost 4 years ago

    What a stark, yet striking image! I love how the tree stands out from each of your other vivid colors – the sand, the orange dune, and the clear blue sky! Well seen!

  • Thanks a lot for your comment Ben, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome capture!

  • Thanks a lot Maggie, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyalmost 4 years ago

    Love the contrast and texture.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 4 years ago

    31 March 2011 – 2 images per day

  • Alan Gamble
    Alan Gamblealmost 4 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Alan, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your artwork has been featured in the
    Nature’s Wonders group.!!

  • Many thanks for the feature Rainy, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your lovely feature, great work.

  • Thank you very much Andrea!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoalmost 4 years ago

    Incredible piece of art over here! This is the kind of photo that makes me love photography… Congrats!

  • I am so glad that “This is the kind of photo that makes me love photography”! Thanks a lot Jonybigude!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Sassie Otto
    Sassie Ottoalmost 4 years ago

    9 April 2011

  • Many thanks for the feature Sassie, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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