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.
This volcanic crater in Death Valley is 600 feet deep and a half mile across. It is surrounded by a vast lava field which encompasses its younger sibling, Little Ubehebe, along with several other smaller craters.