I visited White Sands for the first time when I was 13 or 14. It was pretty amazing: a vast expanse of white sand, gypsum dunes for as far as the eye could see. My family saw it for the first time a few years ago, and the spouse was--not surprisingly--giddy with the prospect of traversing such geologic wonder. 48B2EX43463F
Tech stuff: Canon PowerShot S110. The gypsum sand sparkles in the harsh desert sunlight, and it was fun to try to capture that.