These are not altered images. This is not a photo which was taken on another planet. Deadvlei is home to charcoal back trees, which stand in front of the planet’s highest sand dune. This used to be a very rich and blossoming forest. The surrounding desert killed all life, leaving behind impressive tree skeletons. A very long time ago, there used to be a river which passed through this dead valley. The river eventually dried up, leaving a very lifeless, yet fascinating landscape behind, that look like the world most alienated destination to visit.