Death Valley is unlike any other national park in the country. It is incredibly vast, stunningly varied, frighteningly inhospitable and breathtakingly beautiful all at the same time ! How else do you explain a national park that is the largest in the contiguous US, has the lowest point in North America, has recorded the highest temperature ever in the country but still attracts millions of visitors each year ?!
This image was made as a winter storm cleared over Death Valley. A pre-dawn start in the dark allowed me to get far enough and have the soaring dunes all to myself. Here, I was able to gaze in awe at gigantic wave-like dunes that seemed to be reaching up to the skies !!