Photo of the Day: Camel Thorn Trees + Sand Dune in Namibia

No this is not a painting. No this is not graphic design. This is a photograph. Anyone who sees this photograph (taken by Frans Lanting of National Geographic) thinks it’s photoshopped. In reality, the tinted orange background is produced by a soaring dune shined by the morning sun – a backdrop for the hulks of camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park. If you want to take a closer look of where this photo was taken check out this 360 degree view and a panorama

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Here is an explanation on how it was shot:

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