18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
An Ocean of Sand

We were out on a sunset camel ride, towards the end of the ride we reached the peak of one of the highest dune in the area. And the other worldly view was spectacular. A far as your eyes can see in all directions are wave after wave of giant sand dunes. Coupled with the sun setting at the horizon, it was one of the most memorable moment we ever had. You truly feel how immense nature is, and how tiny we really are. You can either feel inspired or depressed.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: The Empty Quarter, United Arab Emirates
Camera: DSC-RX100M5
Copyright: © Brian Yen