Deadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-
Dead Vlei has been claimed to be surrounded by the highest sand dunes in the world, the highest reaching 300-
The clay pan was formed after rainfall, when the Tsauchab river flooded, creating temporary shallow pools where the abundance of water allowed lt camel thorn trees to grow. When the climate changed, drought hit the area, and sand dunes encroached on the pan, which blocked the river from the area.
The trees died, as there no longer was enough water to survive. There are some species of plants remaining, such as salsola and clumps of lt !nara, adapted to surviving off the morning mist and very rare rainfall. The remaining skeletons of the trees, which are believed to have died 600-
In 2000 the psycho thriller The Cell (starring Jennifer Lopez) was partly shot in that location. The Bollywood blockbuster film lt Ghajini was shot here in 2008.