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Namibia

Photo journal (page 6)

Beyond these sand mountains, the river was blocked 700 years ago by the unstoppable dunes, killing and parching the land into the Deadvlei (“dead marsh”), now a white clay pan populated by skeletons of ancient camelthorn trees blackened by the sun.

Deadvlei

The dead marsh is encircled and trapped by the dunes that created it.

Dunes
Dunes

A small oasis of life carries on at the “live vlei”.

Dunes
Dunes

The perimeter dune ridges look down into the Deadvlei.

Peter at Deadvlei
Peter
Deadvlei
Deadvlei

The centuries-old wood forms a copse frozen in time.

Tree at Deadvlei
Wood

On the way back to Walvis Bay, we stopped again at the Kuiseb river and canyon, amongst a desert luna-like landscape.

Kuiseb Canyon
Kuiseb

The geological history of this terrain is obvious to any lay-man.

Geology at Kuiseb Canyon
Geology
Zebras at Kuiseb Canyon
Zebras