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Sand Dunes of Southern Namib Desert, Namibia

25.2S 15.3E

April 9th, 2012 Category: Deserts

Namibia - April 8th, 2012

This image focuses on the southern part of the Namib Desert, a vast dune sea with some of the tallest and most spectacular dunes of the world, ranging in color from pink to vivid orange. In the Sossusvlei area, several dunes exceed 300 meters (984 ft) in height. The complexity and regularity of dune patterns in its dune sea have attracted the attention of geologists for decades, but it remains poorly understood. The entire desert (visible upon opening the full image) occupies an area of around 80,950 km² (31,200 square miles).

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