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Quiver trees in the Namib Desert
March 20, 2012

Quiver Trees, Namibia

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Quiver trees stand like eerie sentinels under the stars in the Namib Desert. The flowers of these desert–tough varieties of the aloe plant provide nectar for birds and insects.

See more pictures from the June 2011 feature story "Africa’s Super Park."

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Photograph by Frans Lanting, National Geographic
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