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Sunset at the Sam Sand Dunes located at a distance of approximately 42 km from the city of Jaisalmer. Located in the midst of the Thar Desert, these sand dunes are amongst the most famous ones in Rajasthan.

The sun sets beyond the sands
As a large red ball of fire
Sinking below the distant horizon
The Dune waited, preparing to rest
Like a large prehistoric animal

I waited, sitting on it’s spine
Waited, for it to sing it’s last song
But all I heard was the whistle of the wind
The dune was resting.


Some technical stuff related to Dunes :-) - Once sand begins to pile up, ripples and dunes can form. Wind continues to move sand up to the top of the pile until the pile is so steep that it collapses under its own weight. The collapsing sand comes to rest when it reaches just the right steepness to keep the dune stable. This angle, usually about 30-34°, is called the angle of repose.

This happens to be my 200th Indian post! :-)

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Additional Photos by Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
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