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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
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This is an image of an area in the Sossusvlei desert known as "the Deadvlei”, a patch of untouched trees that have endured the scorching sun for years. I wanted to compare their twisted forms against the backdrop of the sand dunes. It was a hauntingly eerie experience.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Sossusvlei Desert, Namibia
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Copyright: © Drew Doggett