The real photo that looks fake

The real photo that looks fake The background is a sand dune "tinted orange by the morning sun."
This photograph, called Camel Thorn Trees, was taken at the Namib-Naukluft park in Namibia by Frans Lanting for National Geographic Magazine. The composition, intense colors and a foreshortening effect that flattens the image makes it look more fake than real. (I’m also fooled by the light orange spots in the background – what are those?)
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