Death Valley is extremely hot–one of the hottest places on earth. This valley, 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level at its deepest, is walled by heat-trapping mountain ranges. Moreover, sparse vegetation allows the California sun full access to the desert soil.
This fanciful serpent created by metal sculptor, Ricardo Breceda, goes in and out of the sand and across a road in Anza Borrego Desert Park in California. There are over 100 metal sculptures in the park, all created by Breceda and most representing prehistoric or mythical creatures.
I’ve been traveling a bit, so my posts have been spotty. This image is from my trip to Death Valley in December. It is one of my favorites. I’ve brought along some photos for you on my trip and will post when time permits.
I recently visited Anza Borrego Desert Park in the Colorado Desert, which contrary to its name is in Southern California! On this day, it was a withering 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius). I’ve never been able to stay out too long in extreme heat, but surprisingly, I saw a brave soul riding a bicycle nearby while I was taking my shot. To see all of the images in today’s challenge, follow this link to the website of Australian photographer, Leanne Cole.