Photographer's Note

Stretching 1,200 miles in length, but averaging a width of only 70 miles, the Namib Desert is home to the highest sand dunes in the world, towering up to 300 m above you. This picture is taken in Sossusvlei, early in the morning from the top of dune 45 which we climbed at sunrise.

In the Nama language, Namib means vast, and that's exactly what this desert is. The silence there is stunning and the sand in different colors - red, black and yellow make beautiful formations and dunes who slowly eat up more and more of the land. So beautiful but very very dangerous.

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