November 29, 2014

Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia

Photograph by Frans Lanting, National Geographic

Tinted orange by the morning sun, a soaring dune is the backdrop for the hulks of camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park. In 1990 the new African nation of Namibia wrote wilderness protection into its constitution. Today nearly half of its land is protected.

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