Photographer's Note

Another shot from the surreal landscape of Egypt's White Desert. Calcium carbonate (chalk) was deposited over 40 million years ago when this was the bottom of an ocean. Now the wind has eroded it into a landscape of almost cartoon-like monuments, like the chess knight in the distance.

The whole structure with the "knight" is maybe 8-10 m (25-30 feet) high.

The area is now a protectorate (national park) and is near the center of Egypt.

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Additional Photos by Ken Alexander (kensimage) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1083 W: 39 N: 1167] (8563)
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