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Bright Red and Orange Dunes of Southern Namib Desert, Namibia – May 1st, 2012

24S 14.9E

May 1st, 2012 Category: Deserts, Image of the day

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This image focuses on the bright red and orange sand dunes of the souther Namib Desert. The Southern Namib (between Lüderitz and the Kuiseb River) comprises a vast dune sea with some of the tallest and most spectacular dunes of the world: in the Sossusvlei area, several dunes exceed 300 meters (984 ft) in height. As one moves eastward, the dunes give way to more rocky terrain.

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