Martian landscape?
The dried acacia trees that can be found in the Deadvlei Valley in Namibia are 700 years old. They may have survived many sandstorms, but may not survive the attack of tourists. The day I took this photo, I was with some other people since dawn, taking photos of the valley or simply admiring it. Everything was done in silence and respect for this miracle of nature. Everything changed around 9.00 am, when a large group of tourists arrived in the valley, dressed as for an evening party and accompanied by loud music, flooded almost the entire valley. Perhaps there would be nothing wrong with that, if they had not started to go out onto the dry and brittle branches of trees in search of an "exceptional" frame :( I am not sure if dead trees treated this way will survive the next hundreds of years ....
Deadvlei, Namib-Naukluft Park, Namibia
FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS
300mm ƒ/9.0 1/250 ISO 160