Lonely Yet Beautiful Death Valley Landscapes (40 PICS)

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Death Valley is a desert valley in California and Nevada, within the Mojave Desert which makes it one of the lowest, driest, and hottest locations in North America. Most of Death Valley National Park is located southeast of the Sierra Nevada range in the Great Basin and the Mojave Desert. All of these photos are of lonely yet exquisitely beautiful Death Valley and Death Valley National Park landscapes. [40 Photos]

Quarter Moon - A night time HDR of an outhouse at the Shoshone Mines - Death Valley

On the eastern edge of Death Valley sits the ghost town of Rhyolite in Nevada. This where the abandoned the Shoshone Mines can be found. The photographer noted, “Quarter Moon – A night time HDR of an outhouse at the Shoshone Mines.” Photo #1 by Hunter Luisi

Lone in Dune - Sand Dunes, Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park

Alone and lonely in Sand Dunes – Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley National Park. Photo #2 by Nagaraju Hanchanahal


Vroom Vroom - Racetrack Playa

Playa lakes are some the flattest landforms in the world and the moving, racing rocks are world famous. Vroom! Vroom! – Racetrack Playa. The National Park Service says this about the Racetrack, “Nestled in a remote valley between the Cottonwood and Last Chance Ranges, the Racetrack is a place of stunning beauty and mystery. The Racetrack is a playa–a dry lakebed–best known for it’s strange moving rocks. Although no one has actually seen the rocks move, the long meandering tracks left behind in the mud surface of the playa attest to their activity.” Photo #3 by Arno Gourdol

Badwater Basin Sunset, Death Valley National Park, California

Badwater Basin at sunset in Death Valley National Park. Badwater Basin is the lowest place in North America and one of the lowest places in the world at 282 feet below sea level. Photo #4 by Nagaraju Hanchanahal

Death Valley Sunrise

Death Valley Sunrise. Photo #5 by Romain Guy

Devil's Golf Course in Death Valley National Park

This is the “Devil’s Golf Course” in Death Valley National Park. Photo #6 by Mila Zinkova

Road trippers at Death Valley

Road trippers stopping to stretch their legs and check out Death Valley. Photo #7 by Ville Miettinen

Death Valley in bloom with wildflowers after an extremely wet year

Death Valley in bloom with wildflowers after an extremely wet year. Photo #8 by Chuck Abbe

Death Valley - Mesquite Dunes

Mesquite Dunes. Photo #9 by Jim Dollar

360° panorama of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley

360° panorama of Racetrack Playa in Death Valley at night. The Milky Way is visible as the arc in the center. A sailing stone is also seen below along with the tracks of other stones. Photo #10 by Dan Duriscoe for the U.S. National Park Service

Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park

The view from Zabriskie Point is one of the most famous in Death Valley National Park. Photo #11 by AngMoKio

Joshua Tree in Death Valley

Joshua Tree in the desert. The tufts are sometimes referred to as the Devil’s Cornfield in Death Valley. Photo #12 by François Hogue

Mesquite Flat Dunes, Death Valley National Park

Mesquite Flat Dunes are located off of Highway 190 near the Stovepipe Wells area of Death Valley National Park. Photo #13 by Nagaraju Hanchanahal

Mysterious Roving Rocks of Racetrack Playa

“Mysterious Roving Rocks of Racetrack Playa. The rocks at Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, Calif., are famous.” NASA sense of humor also says this photo was taken on October 16, 2037. Do you suppose they know something we don’t and this is the expected Earth in 2037? Photo #14 by NASA/GSFC/Maggie McAdam

Rainbow over Death Valley. Do you suppose that’s where the pot of gold hides? Photo #15 by Jim Gordon from Biloxi, MS, USA

Aerial view of Death Valley

Aerial view of Death Valley. Photo #16 by Robert Campbell

Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley, California

Ubehebe Crater was created by a powerful volcanic steam explosion and is 600 feet deep and half a mile across. Ubehebe is not the only crater found in this part of Death Valley. There are clusters of craters to the south and west of Ubehebe. Photo #17 by Daniel Mayer

Death Valley from Dante's View - the Salt shoreline

Dante’s View – the Salt shoreline. Dante’s View from the top of the Black Mountains is considered to be one of the great photographic spots in Death Valley. Photo #18 by Roger469

Sunset at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley, California

Sunset at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley. Photo #19 by Pedro Szekely

Waves - Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park

“Waves” – Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park. Photo #20 by Wendy (wenzday01)

Death Valley Dunes

Death Valley Dunes. Photo #21 by John Curley

Death Valley, seen from the west on Telescope Peak in the Panamint Range, Death Valley National Park, California

Death Valley, seen from the west on Telescope Peak in the Panamint Range, Death Valley National Park. Photo #23 by Mitch from Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Telescope Peak in the Panamint Range, as viewed from Devil's Golfcourse in Death Valley, Death Valley National Park, California

Telescope Peak in the Panamint Range, as viewed from Devil’s Golfcourse in Death Valley, Death Valley National Park, California. Telescope Peak was named by Dr. Samuel George in 1861. After climbing the 11,049 foot peak, Dr. George said that he could see so far that it reminded him of looking through a telescope. Photo #24 by Wilson44691

Sunset over Dante's View and Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park

Sunset over Dante’s View and Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park. Some people say Dante’s View offers the most breathtaking viewpoint in the park and this mountain-top overlook is more than 5000 feet above the inferno of Death Valley. Photo #25 by Andrew Mace

The Dunes at Sunset (HDR Version) - Death Valley, Ca

Death Valley Dunes at Sunset (HDR Version). Photo #26 by Jonathan (IceNineJon)

Lightning Storm at Saline Valley - Death Valley National Park

Lightning Storm at Saline Valley – Death Valley by traveling the back roads. One of the most remote locations in California, Saline Valley is surrounded by rugged mountains on all sides. Sights include a salt marsh, sand dunes, warm springs and Joshua trees at Lee Flat. Photo #27 by Paul Lovine

Artists Palette at Death Valley National Park

Artist’s Palette is in the Furnace Creek area of Death Valley National Park. Many people travel the scenic loop drive through the multi-hued volcanic and sedimentary hills which is especially photogenic in late afternoon light. The 9-mile paved road is one-way and is only drivable with vehicles less than 25 feet in length. Drive starts from Badwater Road. Photo #28 by James Marvin Phelps

Charcoal Kilns death valley

The Charcoal Kilns complex in Wildrose Canyon is one of the more remarkable historical-architectural features of Death Valley National Park. There are ten beehive shaped masonry structures that stand about 25 feet high. These are thought to be the best known surviving example of such kilns to be found in the western states. Photo #29 by Giggs Huang

California road - Death Valley National Park

California road – Death Valley National Park. Photo #30 by Wolfgang Staudt

old mill that remains at the Skidoo mining area in Death Valley, California

Old mill that remains at the Skidoo mining area in Death Valley, California. Folks wanting to hit the backroads of Skidoo are advised to use a vehicle with a high-clearance. There are steep grades with protruding rocks which would cause undercarriage damage. Photo #31 by Norm Kresge

Natural, Eroded Stone Bridges and Arches in Death Valley

Natural, Eroded Stone Bridges and Arches in Death Valley. Photo #32 by Tahoenathan

The salt lake at Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California, USA is the lowest point in North America

The salt lake at Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California, USA is the lowest point in North America. It is both beautiful and lonely looking. Photo #33 by Jialiang Gao, www.peace-on-earth.org

Teakettle Junction - Death Valley

Teakettle Junction. Photo #34 by Daniel Mayer

Endeavor - Death Valley

Endeavor – Death Valley Photo #35 by oc_layos

Death Valley Racetrack

Death Valley Racetrack. Photo #36 by Jon Sullivan

An eroded rock formation near Furnace Creek, Death Valley

An eroded rock formation near Furnace Creek. Photo #37 by Tahoenathan

Leaving. Sunrise over Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley National Park

The photographer called this “Leaving. Sunrise over Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley National Park.” Photo #38 by Andrew Mace

Lonely footprints in the sands of Death Valley

Lonely footprints in the sands of Death Valley. Photo #39 by Nagaraju Hanchanahal

Death Valley - Baby I'm Amazed at the Way I Really Need You

Path through Death Valley. The photographer called this, “Baby I’m Amazed at the Way I Really Need You.” Photo #40 by Thomas Hawk


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