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person walking on Eureka sand dunes in Death Valley National Park, California
November 26, 2015

Death Valley Dunes

The Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park offer an eerie soundtrack to visitors who decide to make their way up the sandy slopes—a mysterious phenomenon known as singing sand results in heavy bass notes and drones that sound like they come from airplanes. The booming sounds only add to the desolate beauty of the dunes, the tallest in California.

This photograph was submitted to the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest.

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Photograph by Kim Mitchell

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