13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Heat Wave

Only after a heavy sand storm or in extreme heat are these sand dunes pristine. This photograph was taken in early July in Death Valley, California. The temperature on this day was close to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a little above average for that time of year.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: Death Valley, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800E
Copyright: © Aidan Sellars