Photographer's Note

The red sand dunes of Sossusvlei are some of the oldest and highest in the world, the highest named "Big Daddy" being approximately 325m high

I found that depending on the time of day, intensity and angle of the sun the dunes could appear to be in various colours ranging from beige, to peach, to orange to red.

Surrounded by the tall dunes is a dry pan called the Dead Vlei which many years ago stopped receiving water and everything became parched and dry, now once lush trees stand petrified like sentinels guarding the pan.

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Additional Photos by Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1312 W: 50 N: 2538] (15142)
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