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Culture The Mysterious Libyan Desert Glass

Between the borders of Egypt and Libya is the Great Sand Sea, an enormous sandy desert that stretches about 650 km from north to south and 300 km from east to west, covering an area the size of Irelan……

Culture Kubu Island: A Desert Island of Baobabs and Ancient Fossils

In the vast expanse of the great salt flats of Makgadikgadi in the north of the Kalahari, lies an isolated granite outcrop, some 10 meters high and roughly a kilometer long, known as Kubu Island. It t……

Culture Kubu Island: A Desert Island of Baobabs and Ancient Fossils

In the vast expanse of the great salt flats of Makgadikgadi in the north of the Kalahari, lies an isolated granite outcrop, some 10 meters high and roughly a kilometer long, known as Kubu Island. It t……

Culture The Sand Dunes of Rub al Khali

Rubʿ al-Khali, (literally Empty Quarter in Arabic), also spelled Al-Rabʿ al-Khali, is a vast desert in the southern Arabian Peninsula, covering about 250,000 square miles (650,000 square km) in a stru……

Culture Where the Namib Desert meets the Sea

The Southern Namib desert is home to some of the tallest and most spectacular dunes of the world, ranging in color from pink to vivid orange. These dunes continue right to the edge of the Atlantic Oce……

Culture Surrealistic Landscape of Deadvlei, Namibia

The picture below is not that of a painting. It was taken inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia, in a strange and alien landscape called Dead Vlei. Although sounds similar to dead valley, Dead Vle……

Culture White Pocket, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

The White Pocket is an isolated, notoriously hard-to-reach patch of sandstone hidden within the desert expanse of Vermillion Cliffs National Monument near the Arizona/Utah border. The entire area is c……

Culture Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park, Australia

Located not far from the coast of southwest Australia are thousands of limestone pillars that rise from the shifting yellow sands. In places they reach up to three and a half meters tall. Some are jag……

Culture Where the Namib Desert meets the Sea

The Southern Namib desert is home to some of the tallest and most spectacular dunes of the world, ranging in color from pink to vivid orange. These dunes continue right to the edge of the Atlantic Oce……

Culture Surrealistic Landscape of Deadvlei, Namibia

The picture below is not that of a painting. It was taken inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia, in a strange and alien landscape called Dead Vlei. Although sounds similar to dead valley, Dead Vle……

Culture White Pocket, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

The White Pocket is an isolated, notoriously hard-to-reach patch of sandstone hidden within the desert expanse of Vermillion Cliffs National Monument near the Arizona/Utah border. The entire area is c……

Culture Pinnacles Desert in Nambung National Park, Australia

Located not far from the coast of southwest Australia are thousands of limestone pillars that rise from the shifting yellow sands. In places they reach up to three and a half meters tall. Some are jag……

Culture 8 Deserts That Aren’t Really Deserts

Deserts take up nearly one-third of the Earth's land surface, yet only 41 countries in the world (one-fifth) are hosts to all the deserts on this planet. That leaves out quite a significant number of……

Culture 8 Deserts That Aren’t Really Deserts

Deserts take up nearly one-third of the Earth's land surface, yet only 41 countries in the world (one-fifth) are hosts to all the deserts on this planet. That leaves out quite a significant number of……

Culture McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica: The Driest Place on Earth

Antarctica is covered with ice, but not all of it. The McMurdo Dry Valleys is almost entirely snow free. Located among mountains by McMurdo Sound, on the part of Antarctica closest to New Zealand, the……

Culture McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica: The Driest Place on Earth

Antarctica is covered with ice, but not all of it. The McMurdo Dry Valleys is almost entirely snow free. Located among mountains by McMurdo Sound, on the part of Antarctica closest to New Zealand, the……

Culture The Great Dune of Pyla: A Moving Desert in France

The Great Dune of Pyla, located 60 km from Bordeaux in the Arcachon Bay area, France, happens to be the tallest sand dune in Europe. Also known as Great Dune of Pilat, the sand dune is enormous - meas……

Culture Chara Sands: Miniature Desert in the Freezing Cold of Siberia

Just 40 kilometers from the Kodar Glaciers in Kalar district of Trans-Baikal region, right next to the snow-capped mountains and the limitless sea of taiga spotted with blue lakes and huge ice fields,……

Culture Lençóis Maranhenses National Park: The Flooded Desert

The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park located in Maranhão state, in northeastern Brazil, is one of the most marvelous and unique places in the world. An area encompassing about 1000 square kilometers……

Culture Tottori Sand Dunes: A Mini Desert in Japan

Who would have thought there is a desert in Japan? Well, not quite a desert but a huge sand dune that looks nearly a desert to me. Its the Tottori Sand Dunes located near Tottori City in Honshū, Japan……

Culture The White Desert of Egypt

About 45 km north of Farafra, the White Desert begins. Its truly a white desert in clear contrast with the yellow desert elsewhere, something which you will not believe before seeing with your own eye……