Landscape Gallery - Nigel Atkinson Photography

Save up to 50% by Purchasing directly from us 

Our reproduction fees vary according to various criteria such as the type of use, print-run, time period, territory and language rights. Discounts are available for bulk purchase or regular use, charities and low print runs. Please contact us for further details. All licences, are for one-time use only. All fees quoted Include VAT.


Please click here if you wish to purchase an image license


Powered by SmugMug Log In

Scorched Sands deadlevie

This clay pan was formed after rainfall, when the Tsauchab river flooded, creating a shallow pool where the abundance of water allowed camel thorn trees to grow. When the climate changed, drought hit the area, and sand dunes encroached on the pan, which blocked the river from the area.
The trees died, as there no longer was enough water to survive. The remaining skeletons of the trees, which are believed to be about 900 years old, are now black because the intense sun has scorched them. Though not petrified, the wood does not decompose because it is so dry.