19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Death Valley Dunescape

Finding unique dune shots is always a challenge, and I only happened on this epic scene as I wandered off the beaten path while armed with a long lens. The shades, tones, shadows, and trail of footprints combined to exalt a fortuitous composition.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Camera: GFX 100
Copyright: © Elliot McGucken