Wind gusts scour sand from the smooth western slope of a high dune, with the airborne plume backlit by late afternoon sun against the shadowed North Zapata Ridge. Mt. Lindsey [center] and Blanca Peak [far right] are in the distance.
[2 captures hand-blended for exposure compensation]
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON Z 7_2, f/5.6 @ 62 mm, 1/200, ISO 64, No Flash
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