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Namibia | Namib Desert

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The Namib Desert is main reason why I wanted to come to Namibia. I first saw it shot in a scene in the movie The Fall, and upon looking up the location, this became my top place in the world to visit. A large expanse of sand dunes sweeps from the ocean to sixty miles inland in an area called Sossusvlei. The sand turns a rust red color from iron content in oxidation, showing which dunes are the oldest. Not to be mistakenly named for the gravely Skeleton Coast further north, this is apparently the only place in the world where you can witness sand dunes reaching all the way into the ocean. See for yourselves:

Dead Vlei

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“Big Daddy” dune (also in image #1) here is 350 meters tall, larger than the Eiffel Tower

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Kuiseb Canyon

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One of numerous shipwrecks on the coast

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  1. Aunt Karen Says:

    colors are just beautiful and the contrast with the water……amazing. ak

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