19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Surviving the drifting sands.

The White Sands of New Mexico's hidden amazements always stand out, you just have to explore and open your mind to what's over the next dune. I wanted to find a shot to show the survival of the plant life demonstrating it's resilience to the harsh surroundings and drifting dunes. Coming across this one Yucca plant demonstrated just that.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: GFX 50S
Copyright: © Phil Lebeda