16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A sunrise sandstorm in Death Valley

Early on a fall morning in Death Valley's Mesquite Dunes, a surprise sandstorm created an otherworldly sky at sunrise and dunes that took on the form of waves on the ocean.

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Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Stovepipe Wells, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Steven Koppel