The wildlife is also decent, hosting tough desert animals that can brave intense temperatures of over 45 degrees Celsius during the days to below freezing during night time. A variety of animals – from snakes, to ostriches, to gemsbok and springbok are often sighted during the days while nocturnal mammals such as porcupines, jackals, Bat Eared and Cape Foxes can be viewed at night.
Other attractions near Sossusvlei include Sesriem Canyon, Dune 45, Hiddenvlei, Big Daddy and Deadvlei. Deadvlei is a clay pan which is a photographers dream – stark contrasts between the pitch black camel-thorn trees, red dunes and white pans create powerful images. The trees are over 900 years old and have remarkably not decomposed due to the dry climate.
Also look out for the petrified dunes – ancient dunes that are approximately 1 billion years old and have solidified into rock.
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