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Sossusvlei is about 66 km past the Sesriem gate. The last 6 km can only be traversed with 4WD vehicles as the concrete road ends and sand begins. Sossusvlei is a clay pan, of roughly elliptical shape, covered in a crust of salt-rich sand. While the pan has been shaped over time by the Tsauchab river, the actual flooding of the pan is a relatively rare event, and sometimes several years pass between one flood and the next one. The river is dry most of the year, and even when it is not, it carries relatively little water to the vlei. The vlei is surrounded by high orange-reddish dunes, partially covered by a vegetation comprising grass, bushes, and some tree (mostly of species Acacia erioloba). (Wikipedia)

Usually the pan is dry but we were lucky to see it still with some water (and the rain was in April, as we can read in Rosemary posts). So after classic view of the famous tree, something less known.

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  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5080 W: 81 N: 12975] (75335)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-10-07
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-12-16 1:41
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