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Exactly one year ago, this is taken just before sunset. When the sun is not too strong, casting its golden light accentuated the color of the sand and casting long and distinctive wind blown patterns and shadows. In the valley of the dune, there are few plants living and striving. Most of the times it looks death, except for a short time in the spring, it busts back into life.

When visiting Death Valley National Park, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes is one of the highlight, even though the dune covered less than one percent of the desert. It provides such photographic opportunities, since it is surrounded by mountains.

For those who visit in the late spring or summer, I suggest you go first thing in the morning before sunrise. It is much cooler than at sunset and more enjoyable with undisturb sand pattern and animal tracks.

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