This is a Photograph.  I’ll say it again…. this is a photograph!!  It looks like a painting, or something done by a bored artist on their iPad… but nay, this is a legit picture taken by a super talented photographer with National Geographic!  The background is a sand dune in Namibia… the trees are called Camel Thorn trees… and the rest is simply done by the morning sun.  Yeah, we agree… pretty damn amazing!!!  Looks like something from an 80’s Sci-Fi novel that creepy kid in study hall would read.  (Click on the pic below for a bigger view, or to download as wallpaper)’s full description (Which you can see HERE) is:

Camel Thorn Trees, Namibia

Photograph by Frans Lanting, National Geographic

Tinted orange by the morning sun, a soaring dune is the backdrop for the hulks of camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park.