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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
White Tall Dune of Sand

This is White Sands National Monument. What used to be Lake Otero is now the world's largest gypsum dunefield. Many enormous ice age mammals roamed here. Among those were the saber-tooth tiger and the ancient camel. They left footprints from over 10,000 years ago.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Copyright: © Bryan Repking