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Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Panorama BW

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve Panorama BW

This is a very large eighteen image black and white panorama view of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Black and white has always been my favorite so when it seems fitting, I do a color and black and white version.   This image can be printed up to seven feet long.

This is a scenic landscape view of the plains meeting the dunes and the snow covered springtime Colorado Rocky Mountains.   Park elevations range from 7,515 feet to 13,604 feet above sea level. In the summer, the sand surface can reach 150°F

 

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Great Sand Dunes National Park April Views Video


Video panorama springtime April views at Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado.  Park elevations range from 7,515 feet to 13,604 feet above sea level. In the summer, the sand surface can reach 150°F (66° C) in mid-day.

 

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Deer On The Plains Great Colorado Sand Dunes

Deer on the Plains Great Colorado Sand Dunes

 

A heard of deer grazing on the springtime plains of the Colorado Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

Wildlife of the park and preserve includes pikas, bighorn sheep, black bears, mountain lions, beavers, badgers, bison, pronghorn, birds such as ptarmigan, peregrine falcons, owls, eagles, and herons, and reptiles such as lizards and snakes. Fish encountered in the park’s streams include the Rio Grande cutthroat trout and suckers. Insects such as beetles are common as well.

The park contains the tallest sand dunes in North America, rising about 750 feet (230 m) from the floor of the San Luis Valley on the western base of the Sangre de Cristo Range, covering about 19,000 acres (7,700 ha). Researchers say that the dunes started forming less than 440,000 years ago.

The dunes were formed from sand and soil deposits of the Rio Grande and its tributaries, flowing through the San Luis Valley. Over the ages, glaciers feeding the river and the vast lake that existed upon the valley melted, and the waters evaporated. Westerly winds picked up sand particles from the lake and river flood plain. As the wind lost power before crossing the Sangre de Cristo Range, the sand was deposited on the east edge of the valley. This process continues, and the dunes are slowly growing. The wind changes the shape of the dunes daily.  Source: wiki

 

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