Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park is situated near the city of Alamosa in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. It was established as a national park in 2004 on September 13 by Congress and covers almost 70 square miles. Over 250,000 vistors visit the park annually. The park is home to the largest sand dune on the continent. The Dunes are created by wind blowing sediment from the Rio Grande flood plain. Wide ranges of temperature exist in the dunes between the night and day. They are considered a High Desert region but have much milder temperatures than typical High Desert areas. Daytime temperatures will average above 94 F during the day in the summer months and lows dropping to under 0 F during the night in the winter months. Lakes, Mountains, and Forests also exist in the park.

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Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

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Great Sand Dunes Medano Creek

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Great Sand Dunes Medano Creek

One Couple's Journey

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One Couple's Journey

A couple hiking towards the dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park.

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The Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado

Went on a camping trip, was hungry to play with my new long Tokina lenes, grabbed this shot in the evening just after the sun past below the dunes.


Canon T4i + MD Mount Tokina 50-200mm F4.5

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

Wishing all my flickr friends a happy, healthy and photogenic 2019! Nothing better than waking up at the dawn of a new photographic adventure. The blue tent is my trusty old Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight.

Just a Tiny Little Spot in Nature - Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

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Just a Tiny Little Spot in Nature - Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

I wish you a wonderful weekend, my dear friends!


The sunrise in Great Sand Dunes National Park was just wonderful. The mist from the frozen dunes in the sun light - the clouds - amazing. I was just overwhelmed - and if you zoom in and find the hiker you can get an impression of the size of these dunes and also my feeling of being just a tiny little spot in nature…

Nur ein winziger Fleck in der Natur
Der Sonnenaufgang im Great Sand Dunes National Park war einfach wunderbar. Der Nebel aus den gefrorenen Dünen im Sonnenlicht - die Wolken - einmalig. Ich war einfach überwältigt - und wenn Du hineinzoomst und den Wanderer findest, bekommst Du einen Eindruck von der Größe dieser Dünen und auch von meinem Gefühl, nur ein winziger Fleck in der Natur zu sein ...

Herd of Humans

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Herd of Humans

While looking for wildlife in Great Sand Dunes National Park I spotted a large group of humans approaching Medano Creek. My best guess of the ID is homo sapiens, but they are lighter than most of the ones I see locally. Perhaps they are the Utah subspecies extending their range into Colorado.

Smoke Ring Sunflowers

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Smoke Ring Sunflowers

After the storm passed I found some more sunflowers growing near the dune field in Great Sand Dunes National Park. Since I am from Kansas, the Sunflower State, I am required to take pictures of them. The sunflowers are prairie sunflowers, Helianthus Petiolaris. The unusual circular cloud in the upper left was a bonus.

My best ID guess: www.americansouthwest.net/plants/wildflowers/helianthus-p...

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Panoramic of Great Sand Dunes National Park

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Great Sand Dunes Sunset

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Dunes Meet Their Match

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve