"A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders." -Lord Dunzany

It’s like the Gobi Dessert – only a bit smaller

In the otherwise green northern parts of Denmark, sand is moving right across the country in the general direction of the wind from West to East. This flying sand is moving like a dessert, although the sand is quite moist. The moving sand has throughout history buried houses, farms, roads and churches and only after many years when the sand has passed the area, these abandoned farming community appears on the back side of this moving dessert. However, the sand erodes the fertile top soil and carries it away with the wind leaving barron marshes in it’s wake.

I shot this photo in a particular area called Raabjerg Mile (Råbjerg Mile).

Raabjerg Mile - Tuesday February 7.

Raabjerg Mile - Tuesday February 7. The lake in front is frosen.

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