Satellite Image of the Namib Desert in Angola – “The World’s Oldest Desert”
GeoEye-1 Satellite Image (0.5 m) – Namib Desert, Namibia, Angola
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Having endured arid or semi-arid conditions for at least 55 million years, it is considered to be the oldest desert in the world. Some of the most unusual wildlife and nature reserves in the world can be found in the heart of the ‘dune sea’ of the Namib Desert in Namibia, southwest of Angola. Here, the world’s tallest sand dunes rise over 300 meters (984 ft) high. The interaction between wind and sand over 55 million years formed this amazing and vast desert’s complex patterns. For more information the Namib Desert, visit here.
Namib Desert, Angola – Sunset
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