05.20.11

PAUSE: Nature photos still surprise.

This photo of camel thorn trees in Namibia is a photo. It’s not a screenshot from Outland.

That orange backdrop? That’s a dune reflecting Namibia’s rising sun. And while the trees themselves look like etchings of a dream, they’re a very real part of one of the country’s largest national parks. It’s beautiful, it’s serene, it’s surreal. And it’s still almost impossible to believe that the only paintbrush used was nature’s.

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