Deadvlei

Photo Spot in Namibia

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Deadvlei - Photo by Sean Robertson

Deadvlei - Photo by Sean Robertson

Deadvlei is a white clay pan dotted with the skeletal remains of centuries-old trees. Its name means "dead marsh". Deadvlei has been claimed to be surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world, the highest reaching 300–400 meters. The skeletons of the trees, which are believed to have died 600–700 years ago, are now black because the intense sun has scorched them. Though not petrified, the wood does not decompose because it is so dry. (Sossusvlei, Namibia)

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