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Posts tagged “Landscape

Beautiful Zürich, Switzerland

Birds-eye view of the Landiwiese on Lake Zürich

Island

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Matterhorn Over Stellisee

This shot of the epically beautiful Matterhorn was taken while hiking the 5-Seenweg (Five Lakes Hike), which offers 5 stunning lake views of the alps and is a true Swiss classic.

 

Matterhorn


Eerie Skeletons and Towering Red Dunes of Deadvlei in Sossusvlei, Namibia

Deadvlei (Dead Marsh) is a white clay pan in the Sossusvlei area of the Namib desert, Namibia. Surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world, Deadvlei was formed when the river Tsauchab flooded it’s banks and formed shallow pools. Camel thorn trees once grew in abundance here, but decades of drought and the advancement of the nearby dunes ultimately blocked the water source, and the trees in the vlei were unable to survive. The trees are believed to be up to 900 years old and have been dead since the 14th century. Scorched black by the intense sun and able to stave off decomposition due to the arid climate and lack of insects, these bizarre skeletons along with the white clay pan and surrounding red dunes together make for one of the most unique and beautiful landscapes on earth. Click on any image to view Hi-Res version.

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Epic view from the top of Big Daddy dune of the Deadvlei pan and surrounding landscape.
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Entering the Deadvlei pan

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Skeletal remains of long since dead camel thorn trees

 

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Skeletal remains of long dead dead camel thorn trees

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Some life stubbornly persists in the pan

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Scorched black by the intense sun

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Too dry to decompose

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Barren forest amongst towering red dunes.


Winds on Sossusvlei

Winds on Sossusvlei

Wind patterns on the Sossusvlei dunes, Namib desert, Namibia


Mist and Trees at Dusk

Mist and Trees

Zumikon, Canton Zürich, Switzerland


Three Trees in Binz

three-trees

 

Early spring in Binz, a small town on the eastern face of the Pfannenstiel mountain ridge in Canton Zürich.  The new Sony is living up to the hype.

 


Falls on the Tobelweb

tobelweg-falls

Beautiful series of falls on the nearby Tobelweg that leads from my ‘hood down to Küsnacht on Lake Zürich.  This is from one of my first outings with the new Sony A7R II last winter.  Still trying to get accustomed to the camera and the huge jump in technology since my last camera.