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So proud to see a project I worked on come to life for other to enjoy!!! Funny thing is I had so much fun hanging out of a small prop plane to capture these!

Some coastal areas have one or more sets of dunes running parallel to the shoreline directly inland from the beach. In most cases, the dunes are important in protecting the land against potential ravages by storm waves from the sea. Namib Desert August 17, 2015.

A carpet of lichens cover the the Namib Desert dunes north of Swakopmund on August 17, 2015. Currently, Namibia has 120 lichens species which are found in the Namib Desert. They grow in great diversity on west facing slopes and surfaces where they are able to draw moisture from the sea fogs.

A number of unusual species of animals that are highly adaptive and can live on little water are found in this desert to include oryxes, springboks, ostriches, and in some areas even desert elephants. Namib Desert August 17, 2015.

The vivid pink-to-orange color in some of the dunes is 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. Namib Desert August 17, 2015.

Resembling tree branches, dried up water runoff has left its scar on the Namib Desert in Namibia Africa on August 17, 2015. The desert gets less than .39 inches of rain annually. The dry climate of the Namib reflects the almost complete lack of bodies of water on the surface. Most rivers flow underground and are dry for most of the year,

The Atlantic Ocean comes ashore kissing the Skeleton Coast of Namibia on August 11, 2015. The Skeleton Coast is located in northern Namibia and has long been a graveyard for unwary ships and their crews, hence its forbidding name. Early Portuguese sailors called it As Areias do Inferno (The Sands of Hell), as once a ship washed ashore, the fate of the crew was sealed.


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