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Estados Unidos de América
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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
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USA - Utah, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

USA - Utah, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park is situated at an altitude of 1,800 metres; the dune field is 14 km² large. It became the status of a state park in 1963.

The (more or less) coral pink coloured sand of the dune field consists of grains of sand, which - as a result of erosion – come from Navajo Sandstone of the Moquith and the Moccasin Mountains. The strong wind, which is characteristic for this area, finds its way through the narrow opening between the two mountain ranges. The tunnel effect ensures that the speed of the wind is increased to the point where grains of sand can be carried along (this phenomenon is called venturi affect). After the wind has passed through the notch and reaches an open valley, its power decreases considerably, causing the sand to be deposited.

The Coral Pink Sand Dunes are estimated at 10.000 to 15.000 years old. They are not very high, the highest are about 12 meters. The area has relatively much rainfall. This is why there is plenty of vegetation present on and around the sand dunes, which is quite amazing to see. The dunes and hills of sand can move as much as almost 20 meters a year.

ColRam, , Yuri Solncev, Thémis and 94 other people have particularly liked this photo


81 comments - The latest ones
 RHH
RHH club
Wonderful photo of a little known place, Jaap.
2 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Thanks for the visit and mind comments.
2 years ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Wonderful photos of a really beautiful region here to see. Thank you for the interesting infos, Jaap !
2 years ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Beautiful shot, wonderful PiP's - thanks for the info Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Pat29
Pat29
so Wonderful Jaap
2 years ago.
 Pat Del
Pat Del club
On ne se lasse pas d'admirer les belles photos que tu as prises dans cet extraordinaire état de l'Ouest américain !
2 years ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
i love the contrast between the dry of the sand and the freshness of plants and flowers, a very wise composition
2 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A very beautiful composition, Jaap !
2 years ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Schönes Wanderdünenbild!
2 years ago.
 Karp Panta
Karp Panta
Muy lindo paisaje !!!
2 years ago.
 Champland
Champland club
beau désert fleuri
2 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
A fascinating landscape, the flowers make it special.
2 years ago.
 Proxar
Proxar club
Beautiful work
2 years ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
...womderful colors in the sands...
2 years ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Beautiful flowers !
2 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
wonderful image!!!!
it brings me back in 1979, when we visited USA and came across this wonderful place:)
2 years ago.
 Jeanne chevillard
Jeanne chevillard club
Magnifiques photos Japp.
2 years ago.
 uwschu
uwschu club
schöne Ecke
2 years ago.
 Ko Hummel
Ko Hummel club
mooie duinen Jaap, hier zijn wij niet geweest, wel in het nabije Zion Park
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Ko Hummel club
We hebben dit kleine park meegepakt op weg van Zion naar Kanab.
2 years ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Sehr schöne Aufnahmen,mit interessanter Beschreibung !
2 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo avec notes. Merci , pour l'explication très intéressante. Nicole.
2 years ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Lovey triangular shapes. Excellent colour contrast.
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A really beautiful landscape.................I've never seen sand that colour before. I like the contrast between the dunes and the background and those yellow flowers are lovely!

Beautiful images in the PiPs too Jaap, and a fascinating narrative as always. Great work!
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Keith Burton club
For me these flowers were amazing, growing in a kind of desert.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Schussentäler
Schussentäler club
wunderschöne Bilderserie
2 years ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
Nice series!!!!
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
The flowers that do grow are very colourful. Interesting and superb shots Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Adele
Adele club
Beautifully composed, Jaap! The flowers from the sand are just wonderful.
2 years ago.
 Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】 club
Great find, beautiful contrast ! Like the pips too.
2 years ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Beau paysage et bon résumé !!
2 years ago.
 Jean-luc Drouin
Jean-luc Drouin club
Excellent
2 years ago.
 Jean-louis Thiaudiere
Jean-louis Thiaudier… club
Magnifiques contrastes des couleurs!
2 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Wonderful composition, Jaap !
2 years ago.
 Ruesterstaude
Ruesterstaude club
Schön zu sehen, wie die Dünen von der Natur erobert werden, schöne Farbkontraste auch!
2 years ago.
 Jean
Jean
Beautiful image and fascinating information.
2 years ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
Wonderful colour variation, there must be some soil below the sand to hold the moisture
2 years ago.
 Dinesh
Dinesh club
Beautiful image

Rather surprising they they move upto 20 Mtrs., per annum. & also they are just about 15,000 years old!
2 years ago.
 Kenny
Kenny
Stunning landscape
2 years ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Amazing pink-colored sand dunes beautifully composed and taken! The flowers in the main photo and PiPs are absolutely gorgeous.
Thanks for the interesting info, Jaap.
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Excellent!
2 years ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
What a lovely place, Jaap! All of your pictures are wonderful, as usual. :) I've never heard of this park..but now I am crazy to go! I love sand dunes and it would be such fun to photograph the sand and flowers and interesting plants. Thank you for the fascinating information too. You are introducing me to so many places I've never heard of in my own country! :D
2 years ago.
 Kawasirius
Kawasirius club
Très beau site superbement capturé !
2 years ago.
 ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo club
Magnifique composition.. l'avant plan en fleur est merveilleux
2 years ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
weer een prachtige serie en een heel goede verklaring erbij.
2 years ago.
 Liliane LR
Liliane LR club
Super
2 years ago.
 natur' ELLE
natur' ELLE club
une immensité splendide et fleurie, remarquable vue !********
2 years ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
que c'est beau !! superbe prise
2 years ago.
 * ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ * club
Wonderful detail photos of a unique landscape!
2 years ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
Beautiful!
2 years ago.
 Pachelbel Canon
Pachelbel Canon
Beautiful colors and composition!
2 years ago.
 Gerard Maas
Gerard Maas
Mooie foto Jaap en interessante uitleg. Fijn die uitleg nu ook het Nederlands vertaald kan worden, nu kan een gewone man als ik het ook lezen!
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Gerard Maas
Gerard, een hele fijne en goede vertaaltool is Deepl ( www.deepl.com/translator ). Vind ik persoonlijk veel beter dan de vertalingen door Google.
2 years ago.
 Eva Lewitus
Eva Lewitus club
Really lovely... Thank you for the explanation.
2 years ago.
 Franco Timpanaro
Franco Timpanaro
Lovely and interesting!
2 years ago.
 TOZ
TOZ club
Absolute super Image Jaap .Excllent Composition
Regards TOZ
2 years ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
Oh, that's so lovely (and warm.) I love the color of the sand.
2 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
I did not even know that this place existed. How fascinating.
2 years ago.
 Janet Brien
Janet Brien club
2 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
lovely compo !
2 years ago.
 Valfal
Valfal club
What a beautiful series, Jaap! Thank you for the background information.
2 years ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Jaap

I really like the Superb colours, and great information too!

Best Wishes, and a good weekend
Peter
2 years ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful landscape Well taken, Jaap!
Have a nice weekend!
2 years ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
Love it so!!!!!
Thanks for the interesting info. Have a great weekend,Jaap!
2 years ago.
 Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann club
astonishing variety of elements...
2 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
fantastisch
2 years ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Great composition! It is incredible how such beautiful flowers can survive in this dry environment.
2 years ago.
 Franco Timpanaro
Franco Timpanaro
Nice pict.
2 years ago.
 Istvan Farkas
Istvan Farkas
W O W ! ! !
2 years ago.
 Peggy C
Peggy C club
Thank you for visiting - www.ipernity.com/doc/peggyc/48252280

Enjoying your photos of our West ... beautiful ~
2 years ago.
 Guy Bacca (guybac)
Guy Bacca (guybac) club
Encore un paysage qui fait rêver..... Superbes photos !
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
 Graham Chance
Graham Chance club
Excellent series Jaap. Lovely coloured landscape, especially PIP3.
2 years ago.
 •●•Line,
•●•Line,
Magnifique!
2 years ago.
 Alda - not often here
Alda - not often her…
what a great composition!
2 years ago.
 Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly… club
A very nicely framed image, Jaap. I like the way the sand stands out from the hilly background, and the yellow flowered bush is very pretty to the left. :-)
2 years ago.
 Lucette
Lucette
J'adore les eux de couleurs !!
2 years ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
Interesting phenomenon, with a pleasant aesthetic. These images flooded with beautiful light are wonderful, Jaap.
Have a good Sunday.
2 years ago.
 X-pose
X-pose
Prachtige foto ' s. Voor ons: voorpret
2 years ago.
 Berny
Berny club
Nice composition, Jaap!
2 years ago.
 slgwv
slgwv club
A more out-of-the-way Utah park, Jaap!
2 years ago.
 Christa1004
Christa1004 club
It's amazing to see that on this red sand vegetation is still able to grow. And thanks for the intersting information.
2 years ago.

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