Tag: desert

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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May 30, 2012

Crescent Lake: A Desert Oasis in China

Crescent Lake: A Desert Oasis in China

Photograph via UrinalCakes on Reddit Located approximately 6 km (3.73 miles) from the outskirts of the city of Dunhuang in Western China, lies Crescent Lake, an incredible oasis in the Gobi desert. Known as Yueyaquan in Chinese, the crescent-shaped lake is a major tourist attraction where one of the world’s great shrines to…

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