Nested between the site of the first nuclear weapons test and the town of Alamogordo, White Sands is world's largest gypsium sand dune field. On certain days, strong winds sweep through, moving and shifting the sands. resulting in sands storms such as the one depicted in this video.
This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW (skyglowproject.com), an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America. This project is being produced in collaboration with International Dark-Sky Association (darksky.org), a non-profit fighting for the preservation of night skies around the globe.
Originally premiered on BBC Earth: bbc.com/earth/story/20160517-the-beautiful-white-sand-dunes-that-should-not-exist
The film was shot on Canon 5DSR & 5DIII cameras & lenses sponsored by Canon USA, aided by Alpine Labs' Michron, powered by Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini. LRTimelapse was used to process some of the shots.
High resolution stills can be found here: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24210546/JPEG/SKYGLOW-SANDSTORM%20ALOMOGORDO-STILLS.zip
Producer/Editor/Shooter: Harun Mehmedinovic
Music: Jeff Dale
Gavin Heffernan & Brian Bradley
Semezdin & Sanja Mehmedinovic
Matt Walker & Pierangelo Pirak
Aaron McNally & Canon USA
Kevin Noble & Paul C. Buff Inc.
Greg Horvath & Alpine Labs
International Dark-Sky Association
Northern Arizona University
State Of New Mexico
White Sands, NM
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