<p>Tinted orange by the morning sun, a soaring dune is the backdrop for the hulks of camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park.</p> <p><i>See more <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/namibia-park/lanting-photography">pictures</a> from the June 2011 feature <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/namibia-park/fuller-text">story</a> "Africa's Super Park."</i></p>

Camel Thorn Trees, Namibia

Tinted orange by the morning sun, a soaring dune is the backdrop for the hulks of camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park.

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

Photograph by Frans Lanting, National Geographic

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