A creek that emerges from beneath the sands and disappears again into them, a sky that holds all the starry host, dunes that rise to the greatest heights in all of North America, all surrounded by snow-laced peaks, so is the park they call Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. The park lies beneath the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Crestone Peaks in Southern Colorado. I was to visit during May of 2013 while there were still spring storms rolling through the park. Snows briefly covered the dunes in entirety, an ephemeral moment in time. It was truly an amazing couple of days. What follows are images that were made in the park using my iPhone 4S. Once I’ve edited the images made with my Nikon D700, they will follow. I hope you enjoy this first glimpse into one of the least known parks, and one of my personal favorites.