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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The eye of desert

A water pond in desert has been trying gradually over time and left the traces of water level and showed a ring of white color caused from the crystallization of minerals in water during drying up. Also there are vertical wrinkles of desert sands due to blowing wind. The lower part of this pond still remains some water and are darker. All together it looks like the shape of a big eye.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Shaya, Xinjiang, China
Camera: ILCE-7S
Copyright: © Art PH Chen