The Lone Tree

Challenge #14 in the Serie A series. Hosted by Andy Westlake.
Challenge has finished
A perennial favourite in landscape photography, the single tree on its own can lend scale to the vastness of the landscape around it, or convey a sense of bleakness and isolation. In this challenge, show us your favourite tree and how it fits into it's surroundings.
Show full rules
submission
phase has
ended
475 entries
voting
phase has
ended
11887 votes
Dead Vlei - Namibia
by Andre W
Click here for full size original image
95th place
2.387
 
low
high
Image shot on our way to hike the Naukluft. Dead Vlei is surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world, some reaching up to 300 meters. The clay pan was formed after rainfall, when the Tsauchab river flooded, creating temporary shallow pools 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.
Camera:
Lens:
Submitted: Wednesday, 25th March, 2009 18:59 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 24th July, 2007
Focal length:
Shutter speed:
Aperture:
ISO:
Notes:
Views: 205
Provide complaint details
Your complaint (along with the complaints of others regarding this entry) will be reviewed by the challenge owner. Depending upon the nature and applicability of the complaint, the entry may be disqualified. In extreme circumstances the user who submitted the entry may receive a ban from the challenge or series in question.
Reason:
Comments:
Saving ...
Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
p previous n next c challenge f full size r retract vote # vote