Photo by @FransLanting “Ghost Trees” Dead camelthorn trees stand like sculptural skeletons on a rock-hard clay pan backed by huge sand dunes glowing in the morning sun. A river once flowed through this remarkable place, but it changed course. The trees are monuments to a time of abundance and a symbol for the effects of climate change in a desert country where rain patterns are fickle and easily disrupted as global weather patterns change. This image is featured in our new book “Into Africa,” which is based on the exhibition of the same name created for @NatGeo. Follow me @FransLanting for more images from wild Africa and to learn more about the exhibit and book.