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Sossusvlei photograph by Paul Stone Namibia

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Paul Stone

Country : Namibia
Area : Sossusvlei

The camera used was a Nikon D7200 with a Sigma lens.
The photograph was taken in the early morning in Namibia in September 2016 and it was taken in the Sossusvlei area of the Namib desert. The dune is called Dune 45 because it is 45k from the entrance gate of the National Park to the area to where the dune is located along the road.

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Dune 45

Dune 45 is a star dune in the Sossusvlei area of the Namib Desert in Namibia. Its name comes from the fact that it is at the 45th kilometre of the road that connects the Sesriem gate and Sossusvlei. Standing over 170 m, it is composed of 5-million-year-old sand that is detritus accumulated by the Orange River from the Kalahari Desert and then blown here.[need quotation to verify].

Because it is near the road the dune is often photographed, particularly early and late in the day when one side of the dune is in shadow. It is often climbed by visitors to Sossusvlei.