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“Island of Silence and Heat” PHOTOGRAPH BY CARSTEN KRÜGER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOTLaunch Gallery Your Shot member Carsten Krüger submitted this otherworldly photo of Namibia’s Dead Vlei: withered trees anchored in a white-clay pan, standing in striking contrast to an intensely colored, towering sand dune. The trees have been there for hundreds of years, reminders of when river waters cooled and hydrated this now scorched earth. Krüger writes, “[It was] a surreal island of silence and…

Woman With Parasol, Australia Photograph by Helen Dittrich, My Shot | An orange paper parasol silhouettes a woman’s curves. In ancient Egypt, China, India, and Mesopotamia, umbrellas protected important people from the sun. (From the National Geographic book Visions of Earth)

Magnus Cramer is a still life and car photographer based in Stockholm Sweden. Magnus Cramer är stilleben och bil fotograf i Stockholm.