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THE ILLEGAL MARKET OF TARANTULAS IS A HAIRY BUSINESS
Trash Can
African Descent
 The girl with the tattoo
A Bison In Yellowstone In Winter
Woods Reflection #3
Colorful Woman
THE ILLEGAL MARKET OF TARANTULAS IS A HAIRY BUSINESS
Vulnerable Strength
And life goes on
Wheat Land
Grain Configuration
Shirin
Musk Ox!
Window to Paradise
Water and clouds captured while swimming.
Buzz
Lilies & Fall Light
Cherry Blossom Playground
Ash
Displacement and displacement in Syria after the war
A butterfly after a storm
Sleeping Mountain
16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Grain Configuration

Coral Pink Sand Dunes near Utah/Arizona State Line are nestled between the Navajo sandstone Moquith and Moccasin Mountains. The notch between the surrounding mountains increases dramatically the speed of the southern-winds that grind and carry sand from the eroding Navajo sandstone. This phenomenon is known as the Venturi Affect. Once the wind passes through the notch and into the open valley, the wind velocity decreases and leaves these super fine and deeply saturated grains behind. Coral Pink Sand Dunes can move as much as 50 feet per year and are estimated at 10,000 to 15,000 years old.

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© Pawel Pilch.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2018
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2018, 8:40 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 62mm
Shutter Speed: 1/20
Aperture: f22
ISO: ISO64
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PHOTO LOCATION Utah, United States of America