Camel Thorn Trees in Namibia


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A herd of springbok bounds across Sperrgebiet National Park, 5.4 million newly protected acres on Namibia's southwest coast. Superbly adapted for the harsh desert environment, springbok have increased their number to some 160,000 since the 1980s—one of several species recovering from historic lows.

Photoshop? Despite what you may think, this is actually a real photo.
Taken by Frans Lanting, a photographer for National Geographic, a soaring dune is tinted orange by the morning sun, and is the backdrop for these camel thorn trees in Nimibia-Naukluft Park. You can read more about the story of Nimibia’s coastal parks here and check out more photos in this series from Frans in the gallery above. If you’re interested in acquiring this photo as a fine art print, email