July 16th, 2015

July 16, 2015

Picture of a car seeking shade, White Sands, New Mexico

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Photograph by Elliot Ross, National Geographic Your Shot

On a sun-bleached afternoon cresting 100F at White Sands National Monument [in New Mexico], I was making my way to the only shade visible, writes Your Shot member Elliot Ross. As I approached, out of nowhere these travelers rounded a dune and beat me to it. My frustration melted when I saw how perfectly symmetrical their vehicles made my frame. I took a dozen steps back to highlight the immensity of this surreal landscape. After a few frames, I was on my way to find new shelter.

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