White Sands | New Mexico

White Sands | New Mexico

Having left Los Angeles behind, we are heading today to the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.

White Sands is unlike anything I have ever come across before. Set in the Tularosa Basin, these massive, sparkling dunes cover over 700 square kilometres of desert… They are made of gypsum, which starts in the form of translucent grains. When the wind makes the grains move around, they hit and damage each other. The light then reflects differently on these marks and it gives the impression that the sand is white. I have been there twice, once in daylight when it really was blinding and once at sunset, as you can see on the photos below. Just gorgeous...

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