Dead Trees Plateau Sossusvlei

In the central part of the Namib Desert, there is clay plateau Sossusfley (Sossusvlei), known as the world's largest red sand dunes and the famous Death Valley with the skeletons of dead trees. The Namib Desert has existed for about 80 million years. This valley became Dead Valley about 900 years ago, when dunes blocked the river bed and cut off this area from the water.

Dead trees plateau Sossusvlei

The main vegetation of Death Valley and Sossusfleya - camel acacia (Acacia erioloba). This kind of Acacia tree species of the family Fabaceae. Sun killed the trees, leaving only scorched, black, dry "skeletons." "The Dead Valley" - this is not the correct translation. More precisely - "dead marsh" or "dead lake".

Dead trees plateau Sossusvlei

 

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