Image Credit: Photograph by Sapna Reddy – National Geographic Your Shot.
Seeking serenity a young family decides to hike the mesquite dunes of Death Valley avoiding both the heat and the crowds of the day.
The tones and the textures of the shifting sand dunes under the moonlight, a silent testimony to the beauty of the barren. Colors and complexity swept away under the blanket of darkness.
David Y. Lee Comments: This is so beautiful; it feels like a scene from a sci-fi space thriller, where stranded astronauts are exploring an uncharted alien planet light years away from Earth, hoping, searching, praying for a way home — at least that is where my imagination goes…
But I really love the lyricism of the caption — “Colors and complexity swept away under the blanket of darkness.” — and how it pairs, and elevates my enjoyment of the photo.