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The journey to Sossusvlei itself requires a drive of about 60kms from the entrance gate. Driving down a corridor of gravels flanked by mobile and 'petrified' dunes and 1600-2000 million year old granitic mountains is as breathtaking as the destination. In this shot the early morning light reveals the brilliant orange of the dune behind which wind blown sand lies up against an ancient igneous mountain. At the foot of the dune are a few acacia trees and the gravels are partially covered by seasonal grasses. Stopping to walk across these plains looking carefully at the ground you should be able to find 'dreikanters' - wind abraded angular stones with a pyramidal shape

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Additional Photos by Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2716 W: 79 N: 6640] (30115)
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