Deserts and Grasslands - ScottSmorra
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Alvord Desert Sunrise

Early morning light at Borax Hot Springs in the Alvord Desert of Oregon. The extremely cold air temperature helped create a thick layer of hoarfrost on the grasses surrounding the hot spring. The quietness of this area was something that caught me by surprise. The only sounds I heard that morning were the occasional bubbles rising in the hot spring. This made for a very peaceful and relaxing morning. This image as selected as the winner of the Wildands category of the "Oregon Wild 2011 Photo Contest".

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