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the Tottori sand dunes on the coast of Japan
October 20, 2014

Tottori Sand Dunes

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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Photograph by Hideyuki Katagiri

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