Namibia Hardap Region Sossusvlei

Deadvlei

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The name Deadvlei means “dead marsh,” which sounds ominous enough and looks even more so. Remnants of trees jut from the ground with sun-soaked branches, starkly contrasting the bright orange backdrop of desert dunes. The ground surrounding these tree skeletons is a dried up white clay pan, adding another layer of uniqueness to this already mind-boggling sight.

travelempa 1 year ago

Deadvlei is a clay pan located in Namibia. Resembling a Dali surrealist painting come to life, this unique destination features dark skeleton-like trees against a sandy orange and creamy backdrop.

seeker 2 years ago

Deadvlei is a clay pan located in Namibia. Resembling a Dali surrealist painting come to life, this unique destination features dark skeleton-like trees against a sandy orange and creamy backdrop.

seeker 2 years ago

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