September 17, 2015

Coyote Buttes, Arizona

Photograph by Stephen Matera

A hiker makes his way through the Wave, a swirl of striped, fossilized dunes in the Coyote Buttes of Arizona's far north. The Bureau of Land Management admits only 20 people a day to the Wave, so visitors are left nearly alone in the geological wilderness.

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