Monday, August 5, 2013

Coral Sand Dunes

Passing the Coral Sand Dunes on my way to Kanab, I stopped to take a few photos.  Below is a ridge just east of the sand dunes.




The outskirts of the coral dunes.
There were tiny little foot prints crossing every which way in the sand. All kinds of critters live there. 

Fascinating, hot, ever changing, and a playground for adults with their machines - all of these describe the Coral Sand Dunes. You don't want to get stuck in this sand.

Deer, rabbits, lizards, kit foxes, birds live there, and many unidentifiable insect and rodent tracks are in abundance.  The dunes are an extremely lively place at night; there was an amazing collection of tracks covering every bit of the dunes. 

Linking to: Travel Photo Monday
Tuesday Around the World


22 comments:

Noel Morata said...

I love the afternoon light with the dunes, its a magical hour. thanks for linking up today

Muza-chan said...

Beautiful place :)

Irene S. Levine said...

I love the earth tones against the sky. They are incredible!

The Tablescaper said...

Love the shades of pink!

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Ercotravels said...

Landscapes sounds amazing! last view is amazing.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Amazing colours in your pictures.

Karen said...

I love the colours of the desert!

EG CameraGirl said...

Stunning photos of lovely landscape!

Jo said...

How beautiful, the light is amazing.

Meghana Hassan said...

True, Sand Dunes, have their own beauty at night...

Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

Hi Ruth, thanks for sharing these breathtaking photos of such a spectacular place. I love the golden hue of the dune and the warmth it emanates. Gotta love nature.

Marcia Mayne said...

Great shots, Dian! That ridge in the first shot looks like the pattern on a fabric.

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Pieni Lintu said...

Beautiful!!

Rebecca said...

I love the lines in the sand.

CountryMouse said...

The Dunes are so big and I love the colours and ruggedness of them. That last photo is beautiful.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely dunes with the sun shining on them at the angle. Lovely!!

Jill Harrison said...

ah these scenes are so much like Central Australia. I love red dirt.
Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Stewart M said...

That red sand could be central Australia! Looks like a great place.

Cheers

Stewart M - Melbourne

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Wonderful dunes and I love the tracks in the sand. xx

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, how gorgeous is that last picture?! love it!

Mary @ The World Is A Book said...

Beautiful!I've always loved this part of the country- the red rocks and dirt especially. The sand dunes picture is just stunning!

HikeBikeTravel said...

I've visited that part of the US and always have appreciated the colours and your right the footprints of tiny critters that one never sees.
Lovely photos.

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