Deadvlei in southern Namibia sits among some of the tallest dunes in the world, and scientists believe that about 900 years ago those dunes began to cut the area off from the Tsauchab River, which nourished its trees. Now the trees, dead for many years, sit surrounded by dunes in a bed of dried clay.
To get to the trees, one must hike over a well-traveled dune ridge and down onto the clay pan.
One can see why this area has become a magnet for photographers.
The first time I saw an image from Deadvlei, I thought the photographer must have had some special magic!
But now I know that anyone can capture a beautiful image here.
Many places today are referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, including Deadvlei with its blackened tree trunks, fallen branches, red dunes, and blue skies.
Truly stunning location and photographs, Pam. Congrats on being there!
Thank you, Jane! It was a wonderful experience–the landscapes and the people too!
Thank you, Disperser!
Super series on Namibia. This country has been on our list of places to visit but we haven’t make it yet… maybe soon. (Suzanne)
Thank you, Suzanne. I really enjoyed being in Namibia. It is so wide-open and natural. They are experiencing a severe drought right now, but they have a lot of underground water that nourish the trees in dry river beds.
Stunning photos of these dead trees. Looks like beautiful sculptures.
There is something very graceful about dead trees! Thanks, Amy!
Wonderful captures of a very special place. Should be on any photographers bucket list, not only to photograph but to listen to the silence and sky walk with the stars…
Thank you, Jenny!
Post apocalyptic! There is such a beautiful stillness to these photos.
Thank you very much, Eliza! I’m glad it came across as still. There were quite a few photographers walking around among the trees in places :-).
Thank you, Belinda!
What a special place this is. And a place I would love to travel to. You captured some stunning photos.
Thank you very much, Otto! 🙂