0 Likes

View over the Namib from a dune at sunset
Africa

The Namib Desert is one of the 500 distinct physiographic provinces of the South African Platform physiographic division. It occupies an area of around 80,950 km2.

The Namib's aridity is caused by the descent of dry air of the Hadley Cell, cooled by the cold Benguela current along the coast. It has less than 10 mm (0.4 inches) of rain annually and is almost completely barren. Besides rain being scarce, it is also hardly predictable. The western Namib gets less rain (5 mm) than the eastern Namib (85 mm).
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namib_Desert

View More »

Copyright: Martin kneth
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9000x4500
上传: 21/11/2011
更新: 07/05/2014
观看次数:

...


Tags: desert; sossus; blue; red; white; sand; sunset; sesrim
comments powered by Disqus

Martin Broomfield
Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Namibia
Arno Dietz
Dune 45
Armin Leuprecht
Dune in Sossusvlei
Stephan Messner
Hidden Vlei, Namibia
Martin Kneth
View over the Dead Vlei
Martin Broomfield
Dead Vlei, Namibia
Martin Kneth
Dead Vlei
Martin Broomfield
Dead Vlei, Namibia
Dead Vlei in Namibia
Armin Leuprecht
Deadvlei
Arno Dietz
Deadvlei
Martin Broomfield
Dead Vlei, Namibia
C B Arun Kumar
Neemrana Fort Amphitheatre
Carlos Chegado
Hotel Lido Estoril Roof Top View
Tibor Illes
Mathias king palace
dieter kik
Phare Ste Marine
Costas Vassis
Sivota marina
Emile Duijker
Marco do descobrimento in Porto seguro
Toni Garbasso
Bridge over the Piave river
Richard Chesher
Warrior's Leap Mare Loyalty Islands
mouret-vincent
cimetery of Menton and view on old Menton
C B Arun Kumar
Lotus Pond, Neemrana
mouret-vincent
Cascade-De-Gairaut-Nice-France
Tibor Illes
Visegrad fortress lookout point
Martin Kneth
Regierungsviertel Landhaus
Martin Kneth
Ötschergräben at the Mirafall
Martin Kneth
Reisperbachtal 2 (Anaglyph)
Martin Kneth
Loisium Hotel Langenlois
Martin Kneth
The Wolkenturm in the park of the castle Grafenegg
Martin Kneth
Gmünd Christophstein in der Blockhaide
Martin Kneth
View over the Namib from a dune at sunset
Martin Kneth
Nationalpark Neusiedlersee-Seewinkel Infocentre
Martin Kneth
Choir Church Stift Göttweig
Martin Kneth
Rime in the forest near Ottenstein
Martin Kneth
Retz mainsquare
Martin Kneth
Puchberg Park with lake
More About Africa

Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.Text by Steve Smith.