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Namib Desert and Skeleton Coast National Park, Namibia

19.9S 13.6E

August 11th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Namibia - August 4th, 2010

The area of orange and rusty red sands along the coast of Namibia is the southern part of the Namib Desert. The northern part is bedrock, not covered by sand, and appears tan in color.

In the full image a large, brown patch of land can be observed north of the northern Namib Desert. This terrain is part of the Skeleton Coast National Park. The 20.000 square kilometre (7.722 sq mi) park gets its name due to the constant heavy fogs (here, clouds are visible along the shoreline) and heavy surf that have caused many shipwrecks over the years.

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