The Namib Desert features dunes that reach nearly 1,000 feet high, carved by winds along Namibia’s Atlantic coast. The Namib-Naukluft National Park pictured here is Africa’s largest game park and home to hyenas, jackals, geckos and other strange animals. The desert may also be the world’s oldest, having been in a dry climate for 55 million years. Today, the area receives an annual average of just 2.5 inches of rain.
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(Images: Above: NASA/USGS. Below: NASA/ASTER)