Trip Reports: Sunflowers In The Great Sand Dunes, Colorado - August 2017

While hiking to South Zapata Lake the day before, we got a good view of the Great Sand Dunes, and I could see vast fields of sunflowers all around and in the dunes. I took a mental note of where the largest sunflower fields were and the next day we hiked into the dunes towards these areas. Though we intended to camp in the dunes for the night, enormous thunderclouds rolled in and scared us out of there! Fortunately I was able to photograph the sunflowers without getting struck by lightning!

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Praire sunflowers at sunset next to the Great Sand Dunes.

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Praire sunflowers in the Great Sand Dunes.

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Praire sunflowers in the Great Sand Dunes.

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Praire sunflowers in the Great Sand Dunes.

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Praire sunflowers in the Great Sand Dunes, with a massive thundercloud towering beyond.

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Thunderclouds and rain roll over the Great Sand Dunes.

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Praire sunflowers at sunset in the Great Sand Dunes.

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Praire sunflowers at sunset in the Great Sand Dunes.

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