2016-01-05: WPC Circles

As soon as I saw this week’s topic, I knew exactly what I would share – the fairy circles of the Sossusvlei desert in Namibia.  I was lucky enough to see them from the air, and also from the top of a small dune while out quadding my first evening in the desert.  No one had an explanation of how they were formed; nothing grows in them, the are simply barren sand surrounded by scrubby plants.

There’s a Wiki pages with more info about them, in case you are interested: Fairy Circles – Wikipedia

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A view of the fairy circles from the top of a dune (taken with my mobile phone). April, 2015
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A view of the fairy circles from the air. We saw several areas with these on the flight from Windhoek to Sossusvlei. April, 2015

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