Sandstone Pillars, Sahara Desert, Chad, 1999

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Photograph by George Steinmetz

Spires of eroded sandstone stand like ancient pillars in the red dunes of Chad’s Karnasai Valley in the central Sahara desert. Fierce winds, punishing sandstorms, and occasional douses of rain are slowly turning these rock formations back into the sand from which they were made.

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    storminator

    Native Americans call these formations: HOODOOS.

    (yes, I know the photo isn’t in America- but we have the same type of erosion spires in Bryce Nat Pk and elsewhere…)

    natedog

    one on the far left looks like a tree

    maybe it’s a petrified forest

    or maybe the sand is a living indestructible thing with malicious intent and the power to turn you into sand and when you become sand you crumble and are forced to exist as part of a living evil sand dune and your soul goes into the mix with all the other poor lost devoured souls whose RAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGEE and despair and general melancholy power the unstoppable menace until the world has been consumed

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