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© Michael Diamond
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Photo Info
UploadedMay 28, 2008
TakenApril 27, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/500 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length116 mm
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The smooth flanks of the massive red sand dune, abruptly gives way to a sharp boundary line, where the wind blown grains continue on upwards in their relentless journey, carried aloft in the hot turbulences to add yet more material to a hungry neighbouring dune standing close by. This is the Namib Desert's slow but relentless march in action, as it gains control over the Skeleton Coast in Namibia.

In the Namibian Odyssey photo essay.

45 responses

  • Dave Loomis

    Dave Loomis gave props (28 May 2008):

    Love the dof on this.

  • Michel Vaque

    Michel Vaque gave props (28 May 2008):

    amazing !

  • Paulo Rojas

    Paulo Rojas (Deleted) said (29 May 2008):

    STUNNING !!!

  • Ashley Parsons

    Ashley Parsons gave props (1 Jun 2008):

    oh my gosh!!! breathtaking!

  • Maria Moreno

    Maria Moreno gave props (4 Jun 2008):


  • Robin Smith

    Robin Smith gave props (11 Jun 2008):

    what a great perspective!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (15 Jun 2008):

    Your choice of focus and DOF are fantastic!

  • Rand Blimes

    Rand Blimes said (15 Jun 2008):

    This is very nice the way your eye starts at the out of focus potion of the ridge in the foreground, but then is quickly drawn back into the photo where the focus becomes sharp.

  • Brittany Biel

    Brittany Biel gave props (16 Jun 2008):

    this is gorgeous. the dof, the colors, the perspective, it's all amazing!

  • Caroline Hancox

    Caroline Hancox (Deleted) gave props (17 Jun 2008):


  • Howard Simpson

    Howard Simpson (Deleted) gave props (2 Aug 2008):

    Very cool

  • Renee Cettie

    Renee Cettie gave props (6 Aug 2008):

    It's all been said...fantastic photo, love the contrast of color

  • Bob H

    Bob H gave props (13 Aug 2008):


  • Christophe Le Canne

    Christophe Le Canne gave props (3 Sep 2008):

    Excellent shot !

  • Karen England

    Karen England gave props (4 Sep 2008):


  • Ljubo Bratina

    Ljubo Bratina (Deleted) gave props (10 Feb 2009):

    Wow, beautifull photo!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (11 Mar 2009):

    Dramatically beautiful!

  • Suze S

    Suze S (Deleted) gave props (19 Mar 2009):

    beautiful colours :]

  • Amber Gregory

    Amber Gregory gave props (6 May 2009):


  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Jun 2009):

    All killer, no filler (as they used to say about great record albums).

  • Alanna Shea

    Alanna Shea gave props (20 Jun 2009):

    wow, this is amazing!

  • Teresa Jozef

    Teresa Jozef said (24 Jul 2009):

    great photo

  • Loretta Stephens

    Loretta Stephens (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2009):

    I love the perspective here! Beautifully shot!

  • gugus and bintang

    gugus and bintang gave props (6 Sep 2009):

    your eyes wonderfull

  • Rafael Alcaraz

    Rafael Alcaraz gave props (13 Sep 2009):

    Great shot

  • Fadi Tarawneh

    Fadi Tarawneh gave props (14 Sep 2009):

    My vote

  • Christopher Harland

    Christopher Harland gave props (29 Sep 2009):


  • Roberto Marin

    Roberto Marin (Deleted) gave props (1 Oct 2009):

    Great image!

  • Rachel Hessinger

    Rachel Hessinger gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • Lauren Cassidy

    Lauren Cassidy gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    Love it.

  • Latrenia Bryant

    Latrenia Bryant gave props (4 Oct 2009):


  • Duncan Madaris Hill

    Duncan Madaris Hill (Deleted) gave props (6 Oct 2009):

    One of my favorites I've seen on here!

  • khadija hmidouch

    khadija hmidouch said (7 Oct 2009):

    Like the DOF .. beautiful shot !

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (17 Oct 2009):

    Back to vote!

  • Wagner Campelo

    Wagner Campelo said (17 Oct 2009):

    Amazing contrast!

  • Melody Golden

    Melody Golden (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2009):


  • Michael Wiesman

    Michael Wiesman (Deleted) gave props (18 Nov 2009):

    Cool shot!

  • Sue Alle

    Sue Alle (Deleted) gave props (5 Dec 2009):

    perfect entry for this theme and a great shot. Voted.

  • Ikhwan Supriadi

    Ikhwan Supriadi gave props (7 Dec 2009):

    Nice.. voted.

  • Seth Deibel

    Seth Deibel gave props (8 Dec 2009):

    Very cool picture...great angle, wonderful capture

  • stephen donley

    stephen donley said (9 Dec 2009):

    fantastic. really well done.

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (13 Dec 2009):


  • Anthony Cortese

    Anthony Cortese gave props (13 Dec 2009):

    Absolutely fantastic. Well seen.


    BOB TUR said (28 Mar 2011):

    Great photo! Love the colors.

  • Lane B

    Lane B (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2012):

    Great movement in the falling sand.

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