May 31, 2011
Despite a few wispy clouds over the Tularosa Valley (center of photograph) in south-central New Mexico, numerous features are recognizable in this west-looking photograph. Visible are (from top to bottom) a segment of the Rio Grande and Elephant Butte Reservoir; the linear San Andres Mountains; White Sands National Monument; a dark, ribbonlike lava flow; and the Sacramento, Sierra Blanca, and Capitan Mountains with drainage patterns radiating eastward. Part of the Space Shuttle is apparent in the lower left corner.
Topics: Lincoln County, New Mexico, Sierra County, New Mexico, Otero County, New Mexico, Hospitality Recreation, Elephant Butte, New Mexico, Capitan Mountains, Tularosa, New Mexico, San Andres Mountains, Elephant Butte Reservoir, Sierra Blanca, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, White Sands National Monument