The Namib Desert is often referred to as the world's oldest desert and has been in existence for some 43 million years, remaining unchanged in its present form for the last 2 million years.
The Namib is an immense expanse of relentlessly moving gravel plains and dunes of all shapes and sizes that stretch along the entire coastline.
The most widespread and dominant type of desert sand dune are linear dunes, with crescent shaped dunes common along the coast and clusters of star dunes, such as the towering horseshoe of dunes at Sossusvlei, found in the eastern reaches of the sand sea.
The sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert are often referred to as the highest dunes in the world. Various arguments are laid out to support this claim, but all miss the point, which is that Sossusvlei is surely one of the most spectacular sights in Namibia.
The best time to view Sossusvlei is close to sunrise and sunset; the colours are strong and constantly changing, allowing for wonderful photographic opportunities. The midday heat is intense and best spent in the shade.
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dkmurphys (36709) 2013-01-17 22:33
Very fine capture from the attractive natural place. I like the POV and the presentation.
Enjoy a fine weekend.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-18 0:44
Good morning Kris,
I love this pastel colored layers in your photo. beautiful composition, full of elegance and simplicity. Well given contrast and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing your work!
janneman (2198) 2013-01-18 10:45
Mooi gemaakt. Bijzondere kleuren. Prachtige compositie!
korbee (6295) 2013-02-09 12:27
Love your Namibia photos Kris,so little we know about this huge country,Im glad somebody is giving a glimpse of it,certainly well worth!