There is a stark beauty that lives on in these two trees long after they have died. They are frozen in time with their bare, graceful branches almost touching each other as they pose like two ballerinas in the white sand. The rich color of the hills in the background is a painterly setting for this tree sculpture. It was just after sunrise and the quiet solitude of the moment added to their majestic presence. Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft, Sossusvlei, Namibia, Africa. May 2012.