“Death Valley”

50 States of American Landscape: Nevada

We were going on location to photograph Badwater Basins at dusk, the lowest point in North America, but we got lost on the way somewhere in the Death Valley. The temperature was 107F. We got out of the car to stretch. I looked around and found this beautiful landscape.

The valley’s floor contains natural salt flats and has white color as far as you can see. It formed by evaporation of water. Over thousands of years, the minerals accumulated on the surface of the valley. It tastes like salt. I licked it. On the foreground you see Iodine bush (Allenrolfea occidentalis).

Death Valley National Park
Nevada / California