Updated: Apr 20, 2022
Why a Wonder: A landscape filled with shapes, patterns and colors that is unlike any other you may see on the planet.
Where: Death Valley National Park in Southeastern California.
When: January or February, when the temperatures are much cooler than they are in summertime.
Photography: The main photo spot is a short walk from the parking lot, but there are also paths that lead down to the bottom of the basin. A 24-105mm and a 70-200mm lens will help you tell the story of this landscape masterpiece.
For predawn photographs, you'll need a tripod to steady your camera, and a headlamp to see where you are going.
Sunrise (shown here) is the idea time to go, but sunset can be good, too.
More: See this Death Valley "On the Road with Rick" video.
© Rick Sammon
This post sponsored by Delkin Devices.