17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sand Dunes in Colorado, USA

Believe it or not, this photo was taken in Southern Colorado-- and if we were to pan to the right, the viewer would see the snow-peaked Rocky Mountains surrounding this geographical anomaly. I have many photographs showcasing the epic proportions of the Sand Dunes in Colorado, but I chose this image for the for the contours that make up the composition, and the textures that delicately trickle throughout it. I'm also not disappointed in the color palette.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Alamosa, Colorado, United States of America
Copyright: © Melissa Fields