Eternal Trees – Special Art Collector Fine Art Photography Print with an edition of ONLY 5
Eternal Trees are the result of may visits to Namibia’s Deadvlei. It is located in the center of the Namib Desert is a clay pan characterized by dark, dead camel thorn trees contrasted against the white pan floor. The pan was formed when the Tsauchab River flooded and the abundance of water allowed camel thorn acacias to grow. However, the climate changed and the sand dunes encroached on the pan, blocking the river from reaching the area. The trees are estimated to be approximately 900 years old, however they have not decomposed due to the dry climate.
The Namib, a cool coastal desert extending for 1,200 miles (1,900 km) along the Atlantic coast of Africa from Namibe (formerly Moçâmedes) in Angola southward across Namibia to the Olifants River in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It reaches inland 80 to 100 miles (130 to 160 km) to the foot of the Great Escarpment.
The southern portion merges with the Kalahari on the plateau atop the escarpment. Its name is derived from the Nama language, implying “an area where there is nothing.”
Deadvlei is one of the most eerie and otherworldly yet beautiful desert places on earth. Whenever I visit Namibia I get drawn back again and again to this spiritual place, sometimes just sitting on the white clay and soaking in the absolutely magical surrounding of the stark dead trees and the giant red sand dunes in the background.
Eternal Trees is a Special Art Collector Photography Fine Art Print with a limited edition of only 5. Most other fine art photographers have a much higher limited edition number. The lower the number the higher is the value of the print. Please also browse through my other limited editions Limited Fine Art Prints (edition of 100) and Special Limited Fine Art edition of ONLY 25)