Simply White Sands

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At the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert lies the Tularosa Basin. In the heart of this basin lies one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Dunes of gypsum sand have covered 275 square miles of desert. This is the world's largest gypsum dune field. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of the dune field and the plants and animals that have successfully adapted to this hars[h] environment. -From the NPS.

Compared to Great Sand Dune National Park (in set), White Sands' gypsum sand is easy to climb, making trekking across large areas fairly easy, except for that the sun taxes not only from above, but by reflection off the pure, white sands.

White Sands also tastes much different than GSDNP and Death Valley's dunes--those composed of quartz sand.

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  1. unicorn 81 98 months ago | reply

    very very beautiful look

  2. EllenZab 98 months ago | reply

    What a stunning sight!

  3. TD798 96 months ago | reply

    Just went there. It was simply amazing.

  4. Touching Light Photography - dnarich 96 months ago | reply

    I love the simplicity of this photo and the elemental composition. Beautiful!

  5. pim van den heuvel 96 months ago | reply

    that's white. very nice. works great as background on your pc

  6. manganite 95 months ago | reply

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  7. Jen's Photography 94 months ago | reply

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  8. Jean Isard 93 months ago | reply

    Excellent Masterpiece

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  9. Jean Isard 92 months ago | reply

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  10. ventofreddo - www.fotoandreacorbo.com 89 months ago | reply

    Wonderful place to visit and photograph.

  11. PredictorX 87 months ago | reply

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  12. Hueyatl 86 months ago | reply

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  13. Reedy Photography 80 months ago | reply

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  14. Marco de Waal 59 months ago | reply

    Great in its simplicity.

  15. BillChizekPhotography.com 36 months ago | reply

    Nice shot, this is one of my favorite places!

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