Sossusvlei Trees


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The iconic Sossusvlei trees, also known as the Deadvlei trees, have a rich history deeply rooted in the Namib Desert of Namibia. These skeletal trees, stark against the backdrop of towering orange sand dunes, stand as silent witnesses to the passage of time.

Once part of a thriving forest, these trees are believed to have died around 900 years ago when the climate shifted, and the Tsauchab River, which nourished them, changed course. The trees, unable to survive without water, gradually dried out and turned into haunting black skeletons, preserved by the arid desert conditions.