Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park
• Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park
At first glance it may seem that the selection consists of paintings of surrealist painters. But in fact it is pictures taken on the African National Park Namib-Naukluft National Park and the Valley of the Dead Pour.
The picture was taken near the famous Sossusvlei salt marsh.
Now this wasteland, but once there grew hundreds of acacia trees and the river flowed Tsauchab.
But nine years ago, changed the direction of the river.
After that, the green valley turned into a wasteland.
There are the highest sand dunes in the world.
They can reach a height of four hundred meters.
The clay layer formed after leaving the shores Tsauchab river as a result of heavy rainfall. This is how the numerous shallow pools that sprouted trees.
The flow of the river blocked the sand dunes, formed due to climate change.
All the trees died rosshey here.
There were only a few species of very hardy plants, which lack the rare rainfall.
All the black skeletons of the trees, as the bleached by the sun.
The trees are so dry that not even rot.
The first picture of this post was made early in the morning. The rays of the rising sun illuminated a huge red valley, but the surface is dotted with white grass, while remained in the shadows.
The bottom of the valley (in the first picture) appears blue because the sky is reflected in it.
The author of these pictures - Frans Lanting.
To create these strange surreal images photographer has used a long telephoto.