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.
Don't Believe Everything You See
The African Tree Cemetery
Frans Lanting's Surreal Camel Thorn Tree Photograph
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Written by Joanie Faletto March 24, 2017
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