Photographer Captured the Beauty of White Sands, New Mexico

White Sands is a desert located near the southern end of New Mexico and it’s basically dunes that are blinding white. And one photographer decided to visit them.

“I spent five days driving around all of New Mexico and it was my favorite place on the trip,” Navid Baraty shared withMy Modern Met. “There’s something about the landscape that’s just so magical and mysterious, and I see why New Mexico’s motto is the Land of Enchantment.”

During his trip, he found out that the look and color of the white gypsum sand changed with the varying light and shadow at different times of the day. In his photos, the dunes’ colors vary from yellowish tints to blue-gray hues.

Scroll down and check out his photographs below.