October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014

Tottori Sand Dunes

Photograph by Hideyuki Katagiri

The Tottori sand dunes—the largest in Japan—rise toward the horizon in the country’s south. The coastal dunes were formed by sand and wind over 100,000 years. In the distance, lighted squid-fishing boats bob on the Sea of Japan.

This photo was submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest.


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13 comments
Yae In Cho
Yae In Cho

Really nice shot, but a better word choice for the location could have been made it an even better photo since their is a huge dispute on the name of the sea. 

Fnd Mccoy
Fnd Mccoy

beautiful and awesome shot...

Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

When I first laid eyes on this photograph I thought I was looking at a wave from the ocean but then I realized it was sand!  Amazing! 

Gagan Mandal
Gagan Mandal

Amazing :)

looks like a tsunami coming !!!!

Manna R.
Manna R.

like the distant lights,,,,,,

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