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Dune 45
Africa

Dune 45 is a star dune in Sossusvlei, Namibia. Its name comes from the fact that it is at the 45th kilometer of the gravel road that connect the Sesriem gate and Sossusvlei. Standing over 170m, it is composed of 5 million year old sand that was brought by the Orange River from the Kalahari Desert.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_45

Copyright: Arno Dietz
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 15000x7500
Taken: 30/11/2012
Uploaded: 23/05/2011
Actualizat: 11/03/2015
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Tags: dune; namibia; sossusvlei; sesriem; namib; wüste; desert
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