There are 6 endemic species of insects found here. Nowhere else on earth can you find the Great Sand Dunes Tiger Beetle. Many animals (birds, amphibians and mammals) are also found here. In fact over 200 species of birds use this area as their habitat.
|Sangre de Christo Mountains in background|
The dune field and much of the mountains are designated as wilderness
|I love capturing sand dunes in pictures. The forms and edges, the lights and darks are ever changing.|
|The Medano Creek - fun to wade across and play in the sand.|