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In the Namib desert, if you follow the Tsauchab River toward the sea, you'll never reach it. You'll fall about 55 kilometers short, that is, unless you consider the sandy sea surrounding you sufficient. The river terminates in an expansive salt pan, Sossusvlei, which is circled by some of the tallest sand dunes in the world--reaching up to 300m. In the photo, the scale nearly depicts orders of magnitude, with the calcined trees several times taller than the tourists, and the dunes several times taller than the trees. The temperature this day was comfortable in the early morning, but may very well have reached 40 degrees by mid-day.

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