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Tucked away in the Tularosa basin, these dazzling White Sand dunes take the title of the largest gypsum sand dunefield in the world. The dunes cover 275 square  miles and are all protected by the National Park service! The sand itself was left behind by the Permian Sea millions of years ago.  Steady and strong southwest winds keep the sand moving and piling up year over year. This constant movement gives the sand it's wavy appearance (as pictured above). Vegetation peaks through the dunes to provide both food and shelter for the park's wildlife. Thanks to this vegetation, there is...

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