Desert Gold in Death Valley Nat'l Park

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Comments (8)

steandeb on May 27, 2007

wow eve thats a great photo. it reminds me of how surprised i was when i recently visited MT.TIEDE a dormant volcanic region in tenerife. the vegetation and colours were fantastic even at 6000ft up.death valley sounds quite scary but its good to see such wonderful colour.i have some photos on my page called yellow taken last month.

walkaboutwest on May 29, 2007

The name Death Valley is somewhat of a misnomer. While this National Park does contain the lowest, hottest, driest spot in this hemisphere (-88 meters), a very short distance away (15km) are peaks that soar to 3360 meters. Death Valley is like a theme park for geologists and geomorphologists. Fantastic!

jhk on June 13, 2007

Wow Eve, I was there last Sunday and I couldn't help thinking how Death Valley sure lived up to its name... it was by far the most desolate place I have ever been to (so far).

And then after uploading my pics, I stumble onto this one of yours... I know seeds can survive for ages and whole deserts can turn into enormous flowerbeds after a single spell of rain but somehow I didn't expect to see this. Nice photo!

walkaboutwest on June 14, 2007

I was lucky to be there in Feb 2005. It was nice and cool (even snowy in the southwestern part of the park. We stayed in the tent campground near Emigrant for several days and the hiking was fantastic. The flowers were beautiful, but Death Valley (which also contains 11,000' peaks just ten miles from Badwater -282) is really a geologist's paradise. I love it there. If you get a chance to go back, go much earlier.

jhk on June 14, 2007

Thanks Eve for that, I was wondering. Will keep it in mind, although I'm not sure when I'll get the chance to go back.

Redi Pérez on July 4, 2007

Eve Wills--- -- tienes unas fotos increibles!! que paisajes!!mucha suerte tienes de poder fotografiarlos y verlos al natural, besos redi

Michele Cassani on February 1, 2009


greetings from Italy


Paul13 on March 23, 2009

Nice shots. Gretings form Romania!!!!!!!!!!!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 7, 2007
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    by walkaboutwest
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix F440
    • Taken on 2005/03/03 12:27:19
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/240)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash