Mysterious Geological Formations: Discover Mesmerising Space Photos of Deserts Around the World


In this post, discover amazing images of the world’s greatest deserts taken from outer space!

These aerial pictures are fascinating! Enjoy!

The Namib desert: Stretching more 1,200 miles along the Atlantic coast in southern Africa, it forms the coastline of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa. At its highest point, the desert reaches 200km. It is so arid that, at most, just 200 millimetres of rain falls.

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The Great Salt Desert: Iran’s largest desert, the Dasht-e Kavir, or Great Salt Desert, looks spectacular from space. The largely uninhabitable desert, which stretches nearly 500 by 200 miles, is named after the salt marshes (kavirs) located there. Central in the desert lies the Kavir Buzurg (or Great Marsh), and in the west, a vast salt lake called Darya-ye Namak contains large salt plates in a mosaic-like shape

the great salt desert in iran is iran's largest desert

Namibia’s highest mountain Brandberg Massif: In the north west of the Namib desert is Namibia’s highest mountain – the Brandberg, located in an area called Damaraland. The lushness is in contrast to other Namib desert photos. Tell me if you also find a similarity with the Richat Structure.

Namibia's highest mountain Brandberg Massif

Erg Iguidi desert in Algeria: The desert, with its yellow stripes of sand stretches from Algeria to Mauritania, in the Sahara

Erg Iguidi desert in Algeria

Uluru in Australia: Also more familiarly known as Ayres Rock, this vast sandstone rock pertrudes from a flat desert landscape, in the south of the Northern Territory. Uluru is sacred to the Anangu Aboriginal people.

Uluru in Australia or Ayres Rock

Bizarre and baffling uniform white lines in the Gobi desert, northwestern China, left, and the snake-like Taklamakan desert river, in northwest China.

white lines in the Gobi desert China and snake-like river in Taklamakan desert

Desert oases in United Arab Emirates: Numerous oases can be seen in this satelite image of a desert. The water naturally filling the valleys in the sand dunes.

Desert oases in United Arab Emirates

Ounianga Lakes Sahara Desert in Chad: The lakes are situated in a shallow basin below sandstone cliffs and hills, from where the ancient water flows, sustaining the largest permanent freshwater lakes in such an arid desert environment anywhere in the world.

Ounianga Lakes in Sahara Desert in Chad

A dune sea in the Sahara Desert, Eastern Algeria, right and the Sahara desert left.

A dune sea in the Sahara Desert, Eastern Algeria and the Sahara desert

Empty Quarter (Rub’ al khali), a vast sand sea in the south of the Arabian Peninsula that covers 583,000 square kilometres.

Empty Quarter (Rub' al khali)

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