Image Gallery: Amazing 'Fairy Circles' of the Namib Desert

Fairy Circles

(Image credit: Stephan Getzin/UFZ)

Millions of barren patches can be found in the grasslands of southern Africa, at the transition to the Namib Desert. This image was taken in the Marienfluss Valley, close to one of the study areas where scientists analyzed aerial photos of fairy circles.

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