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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gardens of the Future

We woke up at around 4 in the morning in order to make it in time to Deadvlei before sunrise. I was down on the clay soil already preparing my shots mentally when the sun peaked above the dunes surrounding Deadvlei. It was a beautiful yet eerie spectacle. It was as if the back-lit dead trees against the sand dunes were giving us a glimpse of a not so distant apocalyptic future.

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Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Namibia
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Michel Zoghzoghi