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.

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The picture was taken near the famous Sossusvlei salt marsh.

Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park

Now this wasteland, but once there grew hundreds of acacia trees and the river flowed Tsauchab.

Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park

But nine years ago, changed the direction of the river.

Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park

After that, the green valley turned into a wasteland.

Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park

There are the highest sand dunes in the world.

Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park

They can reach a height of four hundred meters.

Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park

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.

Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park

The flow of the river blocked the sand dunes, formed due to climate change.

Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park

All the trees died rosshey here.

Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park

There were only a few species of very hardy plants, which lack the rare rainfall.

Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park

All the black skeletons of the trees, as the bleached by the sun.

Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park

The trees are so dry that not even rot.

Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park

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.

Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park

The bottom of the valley (in the first picture) appears blue because the sky is reflected in it.

Surreal Park Namib-Naukluft National Park

The author of these pictures - Frans Lanting.

To create these strange surreal images photographer has used a long telephoto.