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Namib Desert, Etosha Pan and Okavango Delta in Namibia and Botswana

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October 6th, 2010 Category: Deserts, Rivers, Salt Flats

Namibia - August 27th, 2010

The Namib Desert is visible as an orange, sandy area on the west coast of Namibia in this image of the southern part of the African continent. The desert actually extends further north than the sandy, orange area, but it is more difficult to identify as it is composed of tan bedrock that blends in with the rest of the terrain.

Moving northwards, the Etosha Pan,  a whitish salt pan in northern Namibia near the border with Angola, and the Okavango Delta, the inland terminus of the Okavango River, in Botswana, can be observed. Upon opening the full image, the southwestern coastline of South Africa can also be seen, appearing greener and more fertile than the terrain to the north.

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