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Cloud Vortex Off Coast of Namib Desert, Namibia

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November 30th, 2010 Category: Clouds, Deserts

Namibia - November 30th, 2010

The spiralled shape of a cloud vortex is visible off the coast of Namibia, by the Namib Desert. Heavy fog and clouds are often present off the coast in this area, known as the Skeleton Coast due to the shipwrecks caused over the years by poor visibility from the dense fog.

The desert itself appears bright orange in color, gradually darkening as one moves inland. The tan area north of the orange is part of the desert, although it is composed mostly of bedrock rather than sand.

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