Orbital View of Mt Brandberg Nature Reserve in Nambia, Africa

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Mt Brandberg Nature Reserve

This composite image of the Mt Brandberg Nature Reserve in Nambia, Africa was put together from several International Space Station images.

Expedition 47 crew members photographed the middle of a vast south African desert. Brandberg is Afrikaans, Dutch and German for Fire Mountain, which comes from its glowing color which is seen in the setting sun. Its highest point, the Königstein (German for 'King's Stone'), stands at 8,550 ft. above sea level and has spiritual significance to the native tribes in the area.

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