Sand Mountain

February 2, 2009

A traveler walks to the top of a large sand dune.  - Gobi Desert, Mongolia - Daily Travel Photos
(Gobi Desert, Mongolia)
f/8 || 1/400s || @200mm || ISO100 || Canon 5D || Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8

Somewhere in the Gobi desert, a Korean travel-mate stands at the ridge of an impossibly tall sand dune over a valley of smaller sand dunes. To reach the tops of these sand dunes, requires a surprising amount of stamina. For every 2 steps forward, one step is lost slipping back down the dune. I estimated these dunes to be approximately 150-200 meters tall.