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White Sands National Monument
Between Las Cruces and Alamogordo, New Mexico

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Visitor center at White Sands National Monument

Visitor center at White Sands National Monument

A nice display of native vegetation outside the pueblo-style visitor center at White Sands. The park administration struggles to balance protection of the environment and interpretation of nature with heavy demand for family recreation picnics and sand-sliding.

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 13, 2014
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Picnic shelters at White Sands

Picnic shelters at White Sands

The strange metal picnic table shelters at White Sands add an extraterrestrial feeling to the unique landscape

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 13, 2014
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Active dunes at White Sands

Active dunes at White Sands

The active dune areas at White Sands are blinding in the brigfht sunlight

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 13, 2014
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White gypsum dunes at White Sands

White gypsum dunes at White Sands

Dunes formed of white gypsum are the unique White Sands

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 13, 2014
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Vegetation on the dunes at White Sands

Vegetation on the dunes at White Sands

There is little vegetation on the active dunes at White Sands, but some species have adapted to the every shifting sand

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 13, 2014
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Interdune flats at White Sands

Interdune flats at White Sands

Interdune flats at White Sands may be vegetated with grasses and small bushes

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 13, 2014
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Yucca in the dunes at White Sands

Yucca in the dunes at White Sands

Yucca and similar deep rooted desert species are seen scattered across the Dunes at White Sands

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Date photographed: April 13, 2014
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At the margin of the dune field, White Sands National Monument

At the margin of the dune field, White Sands National Monument

Snow on the gypsum sand at the margin of the dune field, White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Date photographed: December 30, 2002

Evening on the dunes, White Sands

Evening on the dunes, White Sands

Evening on the dunes, White Sands

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Date photographed: December 30, 2002

Near sunset on the dunes, White Sands

Near sunset on the dunes, White Sands

Near sunset on the dunes, White Sands

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Date photographed: December 30, 2002

Sunset in the dunes, White Sands National Monument

Sunset in the dunes, White Sands National Monument

Sunset in the dunes, White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Date photographed: December 30, 2002

Dark falls over the dunes, White Sands National Monument

Dark falls over the dunes, White Sands National Monument

Dark falls over the dunes, White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Date photographed: December 30, 2002

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