White Sands National Park Fine Art Photography Prints for Sale
White Sands National Park Photography gallery showcases the beauty of the pure white sand dunes in this New Mexico National Park. The fine art prints you see here are the result of many trips in all seasons.
The beautiful and unique White Sands National Park is located in southern New Mexico, on the north side of U.S. Route 70, approximately 15 miles southwest of Alamogordo and 52 miles (84 km) northeast of Las Cruces in western Otero County and northeastern Doña Ana County. The park's primary feature is the field of white sand dunes composed of gypsum crystals. The gypsum dune field is the largest of its kind on Earth. The park protects 115 sq mi (300 km2) of the 275 sq mi (710 km2) dune field, about 41%, while the remaining 160 sq mi (410 km2) are located to the north within White Sands Missile Range. The depth of gypsum sand across the entire field is about 30 feet below the interdunal surface, while the tallest dunes are about 60 feet high. About 4.5 billion short tons of gypsum sand fill the dune field, which formed about 7,000–10,000 years