Location: Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
A combination of summer monsoonal weather with the high altitude of Great Sand Dunes National Park means that August is a great time for sunflowers. In San Diego County, where I live, most wildflowers are done by the end of March.
The dunes are large and famous, but there are a number of “dry” basins throughout the foothills of the dunes. It is here where the sunflowers grow and bloom during the Summer.
The clouds, shadows, and sunflowers make for a great image.
T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.