My first time going into a desert with sand dunes, I didn't really know what to expect. Nature rarely has clear boundaries, but I was still a little naive and surprised at how much greenery could be at the edge of a desert. Basically across the street 180 degrees behind this shot was the start of sand dunes.
I had a local guide and driver taking me around the country. As I battled a cold, I was regularly falling asleep on the less than smooth rides. I still think I spent more time awake than asleep though, and my eyes were continuously delighted by the green steppe and the mountains and rolling hills that punctuated the landscape.
The Great Mongolian Steppe opposite of Elsen Tasarkhai