Sand Dunes

Challenge #2 in the People. Places. Photography. series. Hosted by EvokeEmotion.
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Show us your best image of sand dunes. State where the sand dunes are located in the title. From The accumulation of windblown sand marks the beginning of one of nature's most interesting and beautiful phenomena. Sand dunes occur throughout the world, from coastal and lakeshore plains to arid desert regions. In addition to the remarkable structure and patterns of sand dunes, they also provide habitats for a variety of life which is marvelously adapted to this unique environment. Picturesque dunes against a sky of blue or a full moon, with perfectly contoured shadows of ripples and undulating crests, have always been a favorite subject of photographers. Dunes have also been the subject of many desert movies, and have historically been a formidable barrier to vehicular and rail travel. Depending upon one's particular situation, they can be one of the most incredibly beautiful, thrilling, eerie, treacherous or just plain inhospitable places on earth.
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Sand Dune Auckland NZ
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Submitted: Saturday, 31st March, 2012 09:54 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 13th April, 2001
Focal length: 7 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F5.6
Views: 137
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