The camel thorn trees of Namibia's Namib-Naukluft Park aren't lush blooms of color flowers and leaves. They aren't even shaped in necessarily interesting ways. The trees are black and dead. But when all the elements of their environment come together in a single photograph, the scene looks like a surreal photograph. Your eyes (probably) aren't used to seeing such painterly landscapes in real life, so let's explain what's going on here.
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