Sculpted by winds, the dunes began as sand adhered to an object — a rock, a bush, a tree. But eventually the dune became a massive shape-shifting object in itself.
The shapes are natural examples of abstract art.
Could this tree someday be the foundation for a new dune?
In front of the dunes, a solitary oryx passes through the desert landscape.
So incisively beautiful. 🙂
They’re beautiful! Lovely compositions Pam. Are they really that red or was it a sunset/sunrise?
Thank you, Deborah! I was the best time of morning for light on the dunes. And, yes, they are quite red in this area called Sossusvlei. I tried to keep the color true to nature, at least according to my memory.
That’s neat! Must be iron there.
Yes, there is a lot of iron.
Happy New Year!
Thank you for taking me along…
Thank you, Mike!
Whenever I see sand dunes, I get this urge to run up them along the ridge.
I find it really hard to walk on dunes, even if heat isn’t an issue. If it is hot, I fear passing out. Some intrepid photographer I am!
That’s why they invented zoom lenses.
We get spoiled with zoom lenses, don’t we! The purists say fixed lenses are the best though, and I see their point. Ages ago, before digital cameras, I had all fixed lenses. I guess I’ve gotten the zooming addiction :-).
Amazing, powerful captures, just gorgeous!
Thank you so much, Donna!
Love the captures, you got the lighting and colours just right!
Thank you, Jenny!
Yes, stunning is a good word for it! Thanks, Maureen.