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Desert Life
   
Ethereality of Eternity by Hamed Saber on Flickr

The Desert is a dry hostile place, the largest being the Sahara in Northern Africa.
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Desert Moon Rising by Josh Sommers on Flickr

We usually consider the desert to be scorching hot, and it is, but at night the temperature can drop well below zero.
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Oh Tomorrow I’m Alone ... by Hamed Saber on Flickr

Most of the time the only water recieved by the Desert comes from mist or fog.
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The Mittens, Monument Valley, Utah/Arizona, Down from the Visitor Center at the Navajo Tribal Park by Alex E. Proimos on Flickr

The Desert is constantly moving and being shaped by the sandpaper wind that is so rough it erodes rocks.
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King of the Desert by :: Suwaif :: on Flickr

We see the Desert as a dry inhospitable landscape that nothing could live in, but there are so many species living in the Desert

that we hardly notice, this is because most of them are nocternal.

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Cactus needle bokeh by kevindooley on Flickr

There are also large quantities of desert plants such as, grasses, cacti, desert flowers and desert trees.
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Egypt: Gizeh by Brooklyn Museum on Flickr

Deserts are also inhabited by some hardy people such as, the Egyptians and the Bushmen of the kalahari.
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Near Patagonia, Arizona 1990 by PhillipC on Flickr

Most deserts are formed by a ridge of mountains blocking the rainclouds from moving in, this is the reason that so many deserts are right next to a rainforest.

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Clown or Grasshopper? by Hamed Saber on Flickr

We might see the Desert as hostile, but for many creatures it is the only home they've ever known.
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