Tag: desert

Jan 26, 2016

Picture of the Day: The Driest Place on Earth in Full Bloom

Picture of the Day: The Driest Place on Earth in Full Bloom

The area got as much rain in a single day last March as it typically gets in 14 years!

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Jan 23, 2016

Picture of the Day: A Desert Oasis in Peru

Picture of the Day: A Desert Oasis in Peru

In the desert of southwestern Peru you will find the village of Huacachina, built around a lagoon; a tiny oasis just outside of Ica

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Jul 30, 2015

Picture of the Day: Camels Crossing the Sahara

Picture of the Day: Camels Crossing the Sahara

A group of camels cross Erg Chebbi, located in the Moroccan territory of the mighty Sahara Desert.

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Nov 27, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Star Dunes of Algeria

Picture of the Day: The Star Dunes of Algeria

Photograph by NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team In some areas, winds tend to blow in roughly the same general direction all year. The Grand Erg Oriental, a sprawling sea of sand dunes in the Saharan Desert, is not one of them. The winds in northeastern Algeria tend to be complex and changing.…

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Mar 5, 2014

This Million Square Foot Artwork in the Sahara is Still Visible After 17 Years

This Million Square Foot Artwork in the Sahara is Still Visible After 17 Years

Desert Breath is a land art project created by the D.A.ST. Arteam. The team was founded in 1995 by Danae Stratou (installation artist), Alexandra Stratou (industrial designer & architect) and Stella Constantinides (architect) for the purpose of creating this specific project.

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Jan 15, 2014

Huacachina: Peru’s Desert Oasis

Huacachina: Peru’s Desert Oasis

Photograph by Ingo Mehling In the desert of southwestern Peru you will find the village of Huacachina, a tiny oasis with a modest population of a hundred or so permanent residents. The seemingly secluded village is in fact, a scant 8km from the city of Ica, the region’s capital (and a decent size with…

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Sep 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Colors of Death Valley

Picture of the Day: The Colors of Death Valley

THE COLORS OF DEATH VALLEY Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF Blog | Google+ | Facebook | Flickr | Twitter In this fantastic capture by world-famous travel photographer Trey Ratcliff, we see the multi-colored landscape of Death Valley. Located in Eastern California and situated within the Mojave Desert, Death Valley is the lowest, hottest…

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May 19, 2013

The Abandoned Star Wars Set in the Desert

The Abandoned Star Wars Set in the Desert

Back in 2010, artist and photographer Rä di Martino ventured into the Tunisian desert to find the abandoned movie sets from Star Wars. The desert location was used in 1976 to film Lars Homestead on Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine. In Martino’s series entitled NO MORE STARS, she explains: “This is a series…

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Jan 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Ghost Town of Kolmanskop

Picture of the Day: The Ghost Town of Kolmanskop

THE GHOST TOWN OF KOLMANSKOP Photograph by Chris Gray In this fantastic shot by Chris Gray, we see insides of an abandoned house in Kolmanskop, Namibia overtaken by sand. Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It…

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Dec 5, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Desert Oasis in Libya

Picture of the Day: A Desert Oasis in Libya

A DESERT OASIS IN LIBYA Photograph by George Steinmetz In this jaw-dropping aerial by George Steinmetz, we see the volcanic crater of Wau al Namus (‘hole of mosquitoes’) in southern Libya. Steinmetz says of the photo: “This massive (and apparently dormant) volcano can be easily be seen in satellite views of Southern…

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