7) Deadvlei, Namibia
Deadvlei is a stark white clay pan adjacent to the Sossusvlei dunes in Namib-Naukluft National Park. It’s full of 900-year-old skeletons of camelthorn Acacia trees. The combination of the dead trees, white pan, red dunes and blue sky make for outstanding photos, and the trip over the dunes is well worth the walk. If you can make it to the peak of the dune known as “Big Daddy” — a hike of around 45 minutes — you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views around the area and some amazing photos.