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Dancing on the Dunes

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One of the stops we made on the way out of the state of New Mexico was at the White Sands National Monument. There, pure gypsum crystals have been beaten by the winds into dazzling white sands, which then have piled up into massive dunes that are slowly marching across the desert. It all seems so inhospitable, but like on the sands of Tatooine, an abundant array of plant and animal life has adapted to the conditions. It makes a great location for photography, too, with endless displays of light and shadow. Here are twenty of the best I took during our visit.