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On 20th December 2019, with the signature of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, White Sands National Monument, originally designated in 1933, became the USA's 62nd national park and was renamed White Sands National Park. Located in southern New Mexico, the national park contains the world's largest gypsum dune field.
View of snow-like dunes of the White Sands National Park. These sand grains consist of tiny crystals of gypsum. New Mexico, USA, April 2010 - Floris van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / View of snow-like dunes of the White Sands National Park. These sand grains consist of tiny crystals of gypsum. New Mexico, USA, April 2010
Soaptree Yucca (Yucca elata) growing in gypsum sand, White Sands National Park, New Mexico - Konrad Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Soaptree Yucca (Yucca elata) growing in gypsum sand, White Sands National Park, New Mexico
Irregular ripples on gypsum sand dunes created by high winds, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA, December 2012. - Jouan Rius
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Jouan Rius / Irregular ripples on gypsum sand dunes created by high winds, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA, December 2012.
Sand dunes reflected in water, White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA - Shattil & Rozinski
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Shattil & Rozinski / Sand dunes reflected in water, White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA
Ripples and ridges in the sands of White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA - Thomas Lazar
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Thomas Lazar / Ripples and ridges in the sands of White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA
White Sands National Park with its white gypsum dunes dotted with Yuccas (Yucca elata) creating patterns amid the dunes. White Sands, New Mexico, USA.  January 2013 - Jack  Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / White Sands National Park with its white gypsum dunes dotted with Yuccas (Yucca elata) creating patterns amid the dunes. White Sands, New Mexico, USA. January 2013
Ripples and ridges in the sands of White Sands National Park with San Andres Mountains on the horizon, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA - Thomas Lazar
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Thomas Lazar / Ripples and ridges in the sands of White Sands National Park with San Andres Mountains on the horizon, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA
Sand ripples and ridges in white gypsum sand dune, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA - Thomas Lazar
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Thomas Lazar / Sand ripples and ridges in white gypsum sand dune, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA
Ripples in white sand running down side of large rounded dune, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA - Thomas Lazar
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Thomas Lazar / Ripples in white sand running down side of large rounded dune, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA
Dune Darkling beetle (Eleodes suturalis) in head-stand posture, White Sands National Park, New-Mexico, USA - Daniel Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Dune Darkling beetle (Eleodes suturalis) in head-stand posture, White Sands National Park, New-Mexico, USA
Bleached earless lizard (Holbrookia maculata ruthveni) camouflaged on sand, White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA, May - Daniel Heuclin
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Daniel Heuclin / Bleached earless lizard (Holbrookia maculata ruthveni) camouflaged on sand, White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA, May
White sand dunes against blue sky, White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA, February 2009 - Rob Tilley
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Rob Tilley / White sand dunes against blue sky, White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA, February 2009
White Sands National Park with its white gypsum dunes dotted with Yuccas (Yucca elata) creating patterns amid the dunes. Burried yucca blade tips emerging from white sand with shadow lines creating de... - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / White Sands National Park with its white gypsum dunes dotted with Yuccas (Yucca elata) creating patterns amid the dunes. Burried yucca blade tips emerging from white sand with shadow lines creating de...
White Sands National Park with its white gypsum dunes dotted with Yuccas (Yucca elata) creating patterns amid the dunes. White Sands, New Mexico, USA.  January 2013 - Jack  Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / White Sands National Park with its white gypsum dunes dotted with Yuccas (Yucca elata) creating patterns amid the dunes. White Sands, New Mexico, USA. January 2013
Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae) on sand in White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA, April. - Floris  van Breugel
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Floris van Breugel / Darkling Beetle (Tenebrionidae) on sand in White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA, April.
Soaptree Yucca (Yucca elata) flowering on  gypsum dune field, sunset, White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA, November - Konrad Wothe
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Konrad Wothe / Soaptree Yucca (Yucca elata) flowering on gypsum dune field, sunset, White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA, November
White Sands National Park with its white gypsum dunes dotted with Yuccas (Yucca elata) creating patterns amid the dunes. White Sands, New Mexico, USA.  January 2013 - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / White Sands National Park with its white gypsum dunes dotted with Yuccas (Yucca elata) creating patterns amid the dunes. White Sands, New Mexico, USA. January 2013
Gypsum sand dunes and San Andres Mountain Range, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA, December 2012. - Jouan Rius
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Jouan Rius / Gypsum sand dunes and San Andres Mountain Range, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA, December 2012.
Gypsum sand dunes and San Andres mountain range, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA, December 2012. - Jouan Rius
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Jouan Rius / Gypsum sand dunes and San Andres mountain range, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA, December 2012.
Irregular ripples on gypsum sand dunes created by high winds, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA, December 2012. - Jouan Rius
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Jouan Rius / Irregular ripples on gypsum sand dunes created by high winds, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA, December 2012.
Ripples on white gypsum sand dunes, White Sands National Park, New Mexico - Yva Momatiuk & John Eastcott
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Yva Momatiuk & John Eastcott / Ripples on white gypsum sand dunes, White Sands National Park, New Mexico
Sand dune and shrubs, White Sands National Park, New Mexico - Tim Fitzharris
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Tim Fitzharris / Sand dune and shrubs, White Sands National Park, New Mexico
Man hiker wearing shorts, a hat and a backpack, 52, walking alone in a big sprawling landscape of sand and distant mountains, across white sand dunes, evening, autumn, White Sands National Park, New M... - Yva Momatiuk & John Eastcott
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Yva Momatiuk & John Eastcott / Man hiker wearing shorts, a hat and a backpack, 52, walking alone in a big sprawling landscape of sand and distant mountains, across white sand dunes, evening, autumn, White Sands National Park, New M...
White Sands National Park with its white gypsum dunes dotted with Yuccas (Yucca elata) creating patterns amid the dunes. White Sands, New Mexico, USA.  January 2013 - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / White Sands National Park with its white gypsum dunes dotted with Yuccas (Yucca elata) creating patterns amid the dunes. White Sands, New Mexico, USA. January 2013
Hikers among white gypsum sand dunes, White Sands National Park, New Mexico - Yva Momatiuk & John Eastcott
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Yva Momatiuk & John Eastcott / Hikers among white gypsum sand dunes, White Sands National Park, New Mexico
Irregular ripples on gypsum sand dunes created by high winds, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA, December 2012. - Jouan Rius
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Jouan Rius / Irregular ripples on gypsum sand dunes created by high winds, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA, December 2012.
Kit fox (Vulpes macrotis) foot prints on gyspsum sand dunes, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA, December 2012. - Jouan Rius
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Jouan Rius / Kit fox (Vulpes macrotis) foot prints on gyspsum sand dunes, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA, December 2012.
Gypsum sand dunes, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA, December 2012. - Jouan Rius
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Jouan Rius / Gypsum sand dunes, White Sands National Park, Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, USA, December 2012.
White gypsum sand dunes studded with yuccas (Yucca elata) in morning light, White Sands National Park, New Mexico. January 2014. - Jack  Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / White gypsum sand dunes studded with yuccas (Yucca elata) in morning light, White Sands National Park, New Mexico. January 2014.
Frost on soaptree yuccas (Yucca elata) and winter morning fog, in the gypsum sand dunes of White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA. January. - John Shaw
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John Shaw / Frost on soaptree yuccas (Yucca elata) and winter morning fog, in the gypsum sand dunes of White Sands National Park, New Mexico, USA. January.
Moon over sand dune, White Sands National Park, New Mexico - Tim Fitzharris
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Tim Fitzharris / Moon over sand dune, White Sands National Park, New Mexico
White Sands National Park with its white gypsum dunes dotted with Yuccas (Yucca elata) creating patterns amid the dunes, at sunset. White Sands, New Mexico.  January 2013 - Jack Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / White Sands National Park with its white gypsum dunes dotted with Yuccas (Yucca elata) creating patterns amid the dunes, at sunset. White Sands, New Mexico. January 2013