Behind the Shot: Mojave Desert Mud Cracks

Death Valley National Park, which lies in California’s vast Mojave Desert, is often thought of as a desolate, unforgiving place. This perception does not tell the full story of this place since this desert is actually quite full of life. Still, Death Valley’s landscape is harsh and sometimes unforgiving. In developing a portfolio of this…

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Trip Report: California’s Eastern Sierra in Autumn

Sunlit Aspens Last autumn, we headed west in our Airstream camping trailer with the goal of being in Yosemite National Park for two weeks, only stopping on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains because a great wild camping spot aligned with our travel schedule. As a Colorado-based landscape photographer, I have a lot…

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Trip Report: Death Valley National Park

Death Valley is the lowest, driest, and hottest place in North America. During the California Gold Rush of 1849, a group of westbound settlers got lost in Death Valley for several weeks, forced to eat several of their oxen to survive. When they eventually found a way out, one of the women in the group…

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