Sitting at the foot of the Big Daddy sand dune, Deadvlei is an otherworldly place of ancient skeletal camel thorn trees, sun-blackened but not decayed because of the extremely low humidity. The last rain was 21 years ago and even then it was only a few millimeters. These trees are frozen in time into shapes both tortured and graceful. The white clay floor of this pan forms into round shapes that look much like blood cells. It is a photographer's paradise.
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