04 Merit - Beth McCarley / National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest ----- It's hard to believe this is real
A Night At Deadvlei: Deadveli means "dead marsh." The camelthorn trees are believed to be about 900 years old, but have not decomposed because the environment is so dry.
The night before returning to Windhoek, we spent several hours at Deadveli. The moon was bright enough to illuminate the sand dunes in the distance, but the skies were still dark enough to clearly.
The annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest was announced today. Selected from more than entries, a photograph of divers swimming near a humpback whale has won the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest grand prize.
Aogashima Island, Japan - 青ヶ島 日本 while located in the Philippine Sea, is a volcanic Japanese island. The name Aogashima literally means 'blue island' and is technically part of Tokyo despite being located over 200 miles from central Tokyo.