12 Fascinating Things to See in the Desert

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There’s more to the desert than prickly cacti and rolling sand dunes! Here are 12 fascinating finds!
Kolmanskop, NamibiaKolmanskopNamibiaKolmanskop is a ghost town located in Namibia. People there used to mine diamond, but they all left. The particularity of this ghost town is that...Valle de la Luna, San Pedro de Atacama, ChileValle de la LunaSan Pedro de Atacama, ChileTraveling in the Valle de la luna (Valley of the Moon), around 13 kilometres (8 mi) west of San Pedro de Atacama, Atacama desert, Chile.Very Large Array, Socorro County, New MexicoVery Large ArraySocorro County, New MexicoThe Very Large Array (VLA) is a cool scene in the middle of the desert where a lake once sat. Now, the VLA turns to the sky in search of other...Dead Vlei, Hardap, NamibiaDead VleiHardap, NamibiaDead Vlei, a clay pan that once was the end basin of a river is a photography enthusiast´s dream! It is said to be "crowded" today (for namibian...The Race Track Playa, Inyo County, CaliforniaThe Race Track PlayaInyo County, CaliforniaFor an adventure in Death Valley, consider a visit to Racetrack Playa. This is the spot to see those mysterious moving rocks. Getting here can be a...Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele County, UtahBonneville Salt FlatsTooele County, UtahThe need for speed at the Bonneville Salt Flats. What a great four day event watching all types of cars, trucks, bikes and whatever you imagine...Lake Pleasant, Peoria, ArizonaLake PleasantPeoria, ArizonaAbundance of spring rain had flowers blooming everywhere in the desert.Uyuni, BoliviaUyuniBoliviaAt 12,000 square kilometers, Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world. Driving across it when the bright blue skies contrast with the...Schulman Grove, Inyo County, CaliforniaSchulman GroveInyo County, CaliforniaAncient Bristlecone trunk, 3000-4600 years oldMeteor Crater, Coconino County, ArizonaMeteor CraterCoconino County, ArizonaAnother seriously awesome place to stop along Rt 66. This place is kind of expensive to visit, but man is it worth it! The museum there is pretty...Black Rock City, Pershing County, NevadaBlack Rock CityPershing County, NevadaThis is definitely a magical placeAntarctica, AntarcticaAntarcticaAntarcticaGentoo penguins in Antarcica. Absolutely epic Antarctic adventure with Antarctica XXI, the world's first air cruises.
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