Yucca at Dusk

The Beauty of Plants
Yucca at Dusk by Lesley Chalmers

Image details - Yucca at Dusk

Photographer: Lesley Chalmers
Competition: Competition 9
Category: The Beauty of Plants
Location: White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, United States


I was intrigued by the rarity and beauty of the white sand dunes, and by the challenges they pose to flora and fauna. At sunset it was quiet and there was a glow from the dunes as they reflected the changing light and colour.

The shot was taken at 8.15pm local time — the light had almost completely gone and the park was closing. This single plant had come to the end of the day standing tall and in good condition, its seeds having been distributed by the 90mph hot winds of the season. A triumphant achievement, I thought.


1st place - The Beauty of Plants