Mesquite Dune Hikers

Death Valley National Park

Two hikers appear in the distance at the south edge of Mesquite Flat Dunes. Wind is blowing near the surface, and it can be seen in this picture how the sliding movement of sand changes the configuration of the dune complex. This movement is a sudtle low-keyed orchestration compared with the blinding power of a full blown sandstorm. Photo © copyright by Frank LeBlanc.