The Pan

In a region of the Namib Desert known as the “Corridor” lies the Sossusvlei pan. This is a tiny dry lake in the middle of a sea of sand, stretching up and down the Western coast of Africa in Namibia. There are many dead Acacia trees within the pan, that are visible in this image. The trees died when a dune covered the waters path, during a flood and the unusually deep water
flooded the trees and caused them to drown, many years ago. Since the dunes no longer move, the trees have remained standing and visible. I captured this image from a helicopter during the late afternoon hours, giving shadows to create scale in this enormous landscape. I used a Hasselblad H5D 50C camera and 100mm lens.

Created: October, 2015
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