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A Night at Deadvlei

The night before returning to Windhoek, we spent several hours at Deadvlei, in Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. The moon was bright enough to illuminate the sand dunes in the distance, but the skies were still dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds. Deadvlei means "dead marsh." The camelthorn trees are believed to be about 900 years old but have not decomposed because the environment is so dry.

TAGS: Africa, Milky Way, Namibia, Night

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© Beth McCarley.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2014
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 16mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO3200
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PHOTO LOCATION Sesriem, Namibia