TRYING TO DESCRIBE what Dead Vlei looks like in words is no easy task. As the title of the post suggests, this is a surreal place, a bizarrely beautiful landscape that makes you feel like you’re strolling on Mars rather than planet Earth.
I got to visit Dead Vlei a few months back while road tripping through Namibia as a storyteller for ATTA’s Adventure Travel World Summit. Matador co-founder Ross Borden and I made our way around the entire country, but it wasn’t until we reached the sand dunes of Sossusvlei — an area of salt pans and incredible mountains of red sand within Namib-Naukluft National Park — that we found ourselves dragging our jaws through the desert in awe.
Here are 30 shots of this incredible place, found deep in the Namib Desert.