Death Valley

Death Valley (National Park) has been labeled a land of extremes: record heat, continuous drought, and the lowest point in North America. Yet, just adjacent to the lowest point at Badwater Basin, snow covered Telescope Peak rises to more than eleven thousand feet with a vertical drop of more than twice the depth of the Grand Canyon; a striking contrast. The geological phenomena of the ‘racetrack’, the potential of fields of wildflowers after a rare rainstorm, the nearby ghost towns, sand dunes and the wonderful multicolored rock formations provide great photographic venues. Images in this portfolio were obtained in February, 2012.