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Lesser sand dunes in the Great Sandhills
Lens: DA 18-135, DA 15 Ltd. Camera: K-30 Photo Location: SW Saskatchewan ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: RGlasel, 05-18-2017, 01:03 PM

The Great Sandhills of Saskatchewan are 1900 square miles of poor pasture that has been formed out of fine sand particles left behind the glaciers when they retreated more than 10,000 years ago. The constant wind still manages to keep some of these hills vegetation free, although the number of dunes is steadily decreasing.





When I first saw these dunes over twenty years ago, the boot arch wasn't there; in fact the 60 foot high dune it sits on was just starting to stabilize.


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Very nice. Love how the footprints in the 2nd image disappear.
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Very nice. Love how the footprints in the 2nd image disappear.
Thanks for commenting; you are right, I had about 30 seconds to get the second shot before that footprint in the middle was blurred by blowing sand.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RGlasel Quote
The Great Sandhills of Saskatchewan are 1900 square miles of poor pasture that has been formed out of fine sand particles left behind the glaciers when they retreated more than 10,000 years ago. The constant wind still manages to keep some of these hills vegetation free, although the number of dunes is steadily decreasing.

When I first saw these dunes over twenty years ago, the boot arch wasn't there; in fact the 60 foot high dune it sits on was just starting to stabilize.
Such stark scenes!!

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Such stark scenes!!
If it wasn't for cold winters, this area would be a desert, average annual percipitation is less than 7 inches. The picture below is from the same general area, but not as sandy, so it is much better pastureland.
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