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Article: Drifting Sands (Photography)

Drifting Sands (Photography)

Drifting Sands (Photography)

Rippling waves of gypsum sand are captured as they drift at White Sands National Park in southern New Mexico's Tularosa Basin. Originally a large national monument, created in 1933, the location was changed to a national park in 2019. The park's 175-square-mile field of gypsum sand is surrounded by another famous, but nearly forbidden, site: the top-secret White Sands Missile Range, whose occasional tests require that the park be closed.

Photographer: Carol Highsmith
Date: February 5, 2021
Location: White Sands, New Mexico