NAMIBIA SNAPSHOTS - (Namib Naukluft Park - Dune 45)

by Antonio Gil August. 29, 2013 4702 views

Dune 45 is a star dune in the Sossusvlei area of the Namib Desert in Namibia. Its name comes from the fact that it is at the 45th kilometer of the road that connects the Sesriem gate and Sossusvlei. Standing over 170m, it is composed of 5 million year old sand that is detritus accumulated by the Orange River from the Kalahari Desert and then blown here. Because it is near the road the dune is often photographed, particularly early and late in the day when one side of the dune is in shadow. It is often climbed by visitors to Sossusvlei.

Dune 45

Me and my wife

Look at the person on the top right to see the scale


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Roxanne 6 years ago

really amazing. i love the idea of touching sand & earth that is 5 million years old.

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Francesc 6 years ago

What a beautiful place!!!

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Just amazing ...I would love roll down the side there but would probably ended up sick and yucky haha :)

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Stormfish 6 years ago

stunning desert dune. does it "sing", too? i've been climbing such dunes in the californian desert and they made this distinct, vibrating sound that i really liked.

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Pascal Armance 6 years ago

Would really like to shoot those places one day. OMG the colors are stunning

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Paul 6 years ago

fascinating trip, that tree looks like its been split down the middle by lightning.. i hope that one day i will be on top of dune 45

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Glo B 6 years ago

I bet this landscape would be incredible for B&W photography! loving that aged tree and of course, your portrait of you and your wife! ;))

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Christa 6 years ago

M a r a v i l h o s o !!!! E parabéns por sua mulher aguentar também a aventura.
Parece que a duna já é mais visitada do que a "Sagrada Familia" em Barcelona :))

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Josy 6 years ago

Merci Antonio, merci beaucoup de partager vos souvenirs :))

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Teo Montana 6 years ago

Really great series! like#2,4,hello!

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Àngel Pascual 6 years ago

Quina Natura més àmplia i oberta...quina llum...quins colors....és fantàstic. Mai he estat a Àfrica i t'agraeixo que tu m'hi acostis una mica...Merci.

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Olga Helys 6 years ago

Just marvelous!
The #2 and 3 go to my favs

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Paolo Martini 6 years ago

OMG ... Wonderful place indeed ... Great Set, Antonio !!!

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Sadhya Rippon 6 years ago

I have climbed this dune too. In fact I climbed it on my birthday and ate cake at the top. I liked climbing down better than going up. Isn't Namibia a fantastic place. I really liked it.

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Stefan Fletcher 6 years ago

I was, of course, talking about your wife. Don't worry about my question. I was so intrigued that I looked it up. So, both your wife and your pictures are very impressive.

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Stefan Fletcher 6 years ago

Beautiful and impressive. What is a star dune?

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