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Old May 24th, 2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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The most beautiful and diverse desert landscapes : the american deserts or the Sahara ?

Which is the most beautiful and diverse landscapes of deserts between the deserts of USA and the Sahara desert like Algeria or Lybia ?

What's the specificities of each of this deserts ?

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Old May 25th, 2011, 12:29 AM   #2
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White Sands NM

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Old May 29th, 2011, 04:00 PM   #3
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[QUOTE=desertpunk;78367462]White Sands NM
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I don't know that american deserts have sands.

Here sands of lybian desert.







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Old May 30th, 2011, 01:25 AM   #4
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Our deserts can't compare on size but we have some beautiful and varied types of deserts.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 01:54 PM   #5
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Our deserts can't compare on size but we have some beautiful and varied types of deserts.
Yes, i know americans deserts are varied and some are spectacular like Grand Canyon.
Deserts are not only sands.
Can you show pictures of the variety of your deserts ?
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Old May 31st, 2011, 12:52 PM   #6
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Sure!

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

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Canyonlands (IslandintheSky)-Mesa Arch by ChristopherMDawson, on Flickr

Saguaro National Park, Arizona

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Incoming Storm by Saguaro Pictures, on Flickr

Painted Desert National Park, Arizona

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Painted desert by Canadian Dragon, on Flickr

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Great Sand Dunes, Colorado

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Great Sand Dunes 20 by Kemp's Camera - Back to school!, on Flickr

Joshua Tree National Park, California

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Monument Valley, Arizona/ New Mexico

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Imperial Sand Dunes, California

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Imperial Sand Dunes, Early Morning by cobalt123, on Flickr

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Death Valley, California

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Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico/ Arizona/ Texas

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Organ Mountains - Achenbach Canyon by Doctorlo, on Flickr

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Old May 31st, 2011, 01:59 PM   #8
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The Sahara.









































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Incredible beauty there!

We have places like the top photos with deep carved cnyons that fill quicklywith rushing water. At Page Arizona:

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Beautiful pictures.

Sahara again :













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Amazing!
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The Bonneville Salt Flats just west of Salt Lake City in the Great Basin which used to be part of the Great Salt Lake. Since it is so flat here you can actually see the circumference of the earth here, and several land speed records have been broken here. Some movies that have had scenes filmed here include Warlock, Independence Day, SLC Punk, Cremaster 2 from Cremaster Cycle, The Brown Bunny, The World's Fastest Indian, Gerry, The Tree of Life, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

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Some photos from Big Bend National Park which is located in the Chihuahua Desert in West Texas.

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The Bonneville Salt Flats just west of Salt Lake City in the Great Basin which used to be part of the Great Salt Lake. Since it is so flat here you can actually see the circumference of the earth here, and several land speed records have been broken here
Beautiful salt lake, sal lakes exists also in the Sahara.
Some places in Sahara you can see the circumference of the earth because it is so flat.
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Salt flats can be found throughout the desert US. Here's Lake Lucero at White Sands that hosted a space shuttle landing in 1982:

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Some dry lake beds in Nevada:

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And there are lakes in the desert that still have water.

Mono Lake in California

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The Sahara desert is similar to the Mojave Desert. Varied landscape with less vegetation.
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The Sahara desert is similar to the Mojave Desert. Varied landscape with less vegetation.
Not only the Mojave desert, the Sahara is also like the Colorado desert (rocks and canyons), arizona desert ( vegetation in noth sahara), mountains, salt lakes, dunes and lot of others landscapes.
There is also absolute desert places in Sahara does not exists elsewhere, with extreme condition : no life, no vegetation.

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Not only the Mojave desert, the Sahara is also like the Colorado desert (rocks and canyons), arizona desert ( vegetation in noth sahara), mountains, salt lakes, dunes and lot of others landscapes.
There is also absolute desert places in Sahara does not exists elsewhere, with extreme condition : no life, no vegetation.
Basing from what has been posted here so far of the Sahara Desert, it is similar to the Mojave Desert. Im sure it has varied landscapes just like the varied Mojave, Sonoran, Chihuahuan and Great Basin deserts.

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