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ナミブ砂海(Namib Sand Sea)

The Dune
Dead Vlei
Dead Tree - Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei Dunes
Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei
Tsauchab River, Sossus Vlei Lakebed, Namibia  (NASA, International Space Station Science, 12/24/09)
Sea of Sand
Sossusvlei Landscape
Linear Dunes, Namib Sand Sea
Sossusvlei Landscape
Namib Desert: Sand Dune
Sesriem Canyon
Sossusvlei
Sossusvlei Landscape
Surreal landscape of Dead Vlei, Namibia
The Namib
Sand worms
Oryx running in the middle of the fairy circles
Sossusvlei Footprints
Road to Sandwich Harbour

国名:na Namibia

登録年:2013年

登録基準:(vii),(viii),(ix),(x)
Namib Sand Sea is the only coastal desert in the world that includes extensive dune fields influenced by fog. Covering an area of over three million hectares and a buffer zone of 899,500 hectares, the site is composed of two dune systems, an ancient semi-consolidated one overlain by a younger active one. The desert dunes are formed by the transportation of materials thousands of kilometres from the hinterland, that are carried by river, ocean current and wind. It features gravel plains, coastal flats, rocky hills, inselbergs within the sand sea, a coastal lagoon and ephemeral rivers, resulting in a landscape of exceptional beauty. Fog is the primary source of water in the site, accounting for a unique environment in which  endemic invertebrates, reptiles and mammals adapt to an ever-changing variety of microhabitats and ecological niches.

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