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Dead Vlei, Namibia

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadvlei

Deadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia. Also written DeadVlei or Dead Vlei, its name means "dead marsh" (from English dead, and Afrikaans vlei, a lake or marsh in a valley between the dunes). The pan also is referred to as "Dooie Vlei" which is the (presumably original) fully Afrikaans name. In Google there are many references to the site, its name often being translated erroneously in terms such as "dead valley"; a vlei is not a valley (which in Afrikaans is "vallei"). Nor is the site a valley; the pan is a desiccated vlei.

Copyright: Martin Broomfield
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 25/07/2014
Uploaded: 11/08/2014
Updated: 10/04/2015


Tags: sand; dunes; desert; clay
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