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Namibia: Soussusvlei 3

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: Helen : (who is currently photographing in, Australia) on 29 November 2018 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Textures in the dunes

The Sossusvlei area "is characterized by high sand dunes of vivid pink-to-orange color, an indication of a high concentration of iron in the sand and consequent oxidation processes. The oldest dunes are those of a more intense reddish color. These dunes are among the highest in the world; many of them are above 200 metres, the highest being the one nicknamed Big Daddy, about 325 metres high, however the highest dune in the Namib Desert, Dune 7, is about 388 metres high."

Source: Wikipedia

Canon EOS 6D Mark II 1/50 second F/22.0 ISO 100 106 mm

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Anne from France

Ces dunes et mouvements du sable sont si beaux!

29 Nov 2018 6:24am

@Anne: They are amazing Anne. I took so many photographs!

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Great shot!

29 Nov 2018 7:27am

@Ralf Kesper: Thanks Ralf

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Super arrangement of shapes.

29 Nov 2018 7:32am

@Ana Lúcia: I was fascinated the way peoples’ footprints created such a beautiful texture. Most people try to avoid them.

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

iron ?

29 Nov 2018 8:35am

@Marcel P.: Yes, iron or magnatite to be exact. The iron gives creates stunning dark red threads through the dunes. If you run a magnet through the sand it comes out covered with small black grains of iron.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Amazing desert landscape ! Beautiful texutres and shapes !

29 Nov 2018 9:00am

Dutchess from Lakeside Village, Netherlands

Stunning textures and shapes!! So untouched and almost surreal ...

29 Nov 2018 10:39am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Are you saying these are footprints ? . . adds even more to the fascination !

29 Nov 2018 11:19am

Olivier P from Tlse, France

Superbe...tout simplement SUPERBE ! J'adore ce cliché ! Bien joué !

29 Nov 2018 12:05pm

jpla from St Barthélémy, France


29 Nov 2018 5:12pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


29 Nov 2018 5:53pm

Ellebasi from HOFSTADE, Belgium

tout simplement extraordinaire

29 Nov 2018 7:51pm

Randal from Melbourne, Australia

Isn't our world amazing? Look at those patterns. So well captured Helen.

29 Nov 2018 10:16pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Outstanding composition. The sand pattern in the foreground is mesmerising and the dunes in the distance are beautifully shaped as well.

30 Nov 2018 2:18am