Sand patterns at Råbjerg Mile - Part 1

The theme on my blog in the coming week will be "sand patterns". I have selected a collection of images from my recent trip to Råbjerg Mile in the northern part of Denmark.

This was my second trip this year to Råbjerg Mile and you might ask what’s so special about this place, well I have always been fascinated and inspired by extreme landscapes and the migrating coastal dune Råbjerg Mile is just such a place. It's not the Namibian desert, but just as beautiful and difficult to photograph! Back in February my main objective was to make landscape images of the dune; on this trip I was mainly interested to get images of plants and fauna at this great place but ended up making some real fine landscape images of the dune as well as the surroundings.

Råbjerg Mile is the largest moving parabolic dune in Northern Europe with an area of around 1 km² and a height of 40 meters. The dune contains a total of 4 million m³ of sand and the wind moves it in a north-easterly direction up to 20 meters a year. The dune leaves a low, moist layer of sand behind it, trailing back westwards towards the sea of Skagerrak, where the Mile originally formed more than 300 years ago.





All images: (Nikon D700, Carl Zeiss ZF.2 50mm 2,0 T* Makro-Planar, iso 200, handheld)

The Råbjerg Mile Collection - Great Sand Dunes of the North Sea Coast, Denmark

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