16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Walking in the desert
The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are at the northern end of the valley floor and are nearly surrounded by mountains on all sides. Due to their easy access from the road, these dunes have been used to film sand dune scenes for several movies including films in the Star Wars series. In between many of the dunes are stands of creosote bush and some mesquite on the sand and on dried mud, which used to cover this part of the valley before the dunes intruded.
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