This vlei or pan in the Namib desert has been cut off by a migrating sand dune from floods once brought by the Tsauchab River. Deprived of water, the acacia trees that once grew here died. As the sun rises over the dunes that now encircle the pan, the cadaverous dead trees are thrown into stark relief against golden sand. Using a short telephoto to compress perspective, I composed so that the branches did not cross the dark patches of sand behind. A small clump of vegetation on the right balances the image.
F/11, 1/125th second, ISO 100
Accepted: Swansea 2015, Smethwick 2015. Olympic (Greece) 2015 - Apollo, Hermes & Zeus