Blyde River Canyon is Mpumalanga, South Africa. It is a 26 km long, 2500 deep canyon covered with vegetation, making it the largest green canyon in the world. Read more: AfricVilla: Today's photo: Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
This is not a tornado in Namibia. Where is the flying sand? This is the shadow cast by the edge of a sand dune in Namibia. The picture was entered in the Italian National Geographic photo contest by Francesco Middei.
The wind will tell you. I think it is a beautiful and calmed picture. It is peaceful. All the colors in there are 'pastel'. There is some breeze in the field, and the picture was probably taken on the countryside.