Angola, through Namibia and to the Olifants River in Western Cape, South Africa.  Annual precipitation ranges from 2 millimetres (0.079 in) in the most arid regions to 200 millimetres (7.9 in) at the escarpment, making the Namib the only true desert in southern Africa. Having endured arid or semi-arid conditions for roughly 80–55 million years, the Namib is also the oldest desert in the world.

Angola, through Namibia and to the Olifants River in Western Cape, South Africa. Annual precipitation ranges from 2 millimetres (0.079 in) in the most arid regions to 200 millimetres (7.9 in) at the escarpment, making the Namib the only true desert in southern Africa. Having endured arid or semi-arid conditions for roughly 80–55 million years, the Namib is also the oldest desert in the world.

Waves of the Atlantic breaking against the sand cliffs of Namib desert, Namibia

Waves of the Atlantic breaking against the sand cliffs of Namib desert, Namibia

Strange twirl clouds in the sky above Grytviken, South Georgia island, at the cold edge of Southern Atlantic Ocean

Strange twirl clouds in the sky above Grytviken, South Georgia island, at the cold edge of Southern Atlantic Ocean

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