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Death Valley

Death Valley

In March of 2005, Death Valley had the largest wildflower bloom in 50 years. Here are the panoramics from that period.

There was more than just yellow Desert Gold in Death Valley that week, but that is the most common plant, able to cover entire fields for panoramics. Be sure to visit the regular photo pages to see all the other plants.

Panorama: Lake Badwater, Death Valley, with Kathryn and Panamint mountains
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There is not supposed to be a giant lake in Death Valley. For this view, I am standing in the lake (later I got caught in quicksand) and taking a picture of K. on a spit, before Telescope Peak and the Panamint range, reflected in the still waters.

Panorama: Death Valley Borax works
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The highest resolution of 3 shots taken at sunrise near the Harmony Borax Works near Furnace Creek. The terrain is interesting on its own and the fields were covered with yellow Desert Gold flowers.

Panorama: Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley
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The Devil's Golf course is a large field of strange salt structures, impossible to walk or play golf on. Here are the Panamints behind it.

Panorama: Devil's Golf Course, Death Valley

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A wider angle shot of the same scene

Panorama: Death Valley entrance
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At the lower entrance to Death Valley, the largest bloom was in progress on the day we arrived. It moved north while we were there.

Panorama: Death valley wildflowers
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On a more hazy day we still see a large field of Desert Gold in front of the mountains, in a 200 degree view.

Panorama: Sunset at dunes of death valley
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At sunset, the dunes near Stovepipe Wells take on interesting shading. If you look at this one in hi-res you see all the photographers and other tourists dotting the dunes to watch or take photos.

Panorama: Flowers at sunrise at Furnace Creek, Death Valley
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In the opposite direction from the borax works is a lovely field with salt hills, shot into the light of sunrise.

Panorama: Lake badwater, by day, Death Valley
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A higher view of lake Badwater. You can see, just to the right, the visitor station.

Panorama: Sunset at lake Badwater, Death Valley
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Near the same vantage point, but at sunset.

Panorama: Dunes of Death Valley with wildflowers
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This long pano features both the mountains, the yellow fields and the dunes.

Panorama: 360 view of early poppies in Antelope Valley Reserve
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On the way back we visited Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve. It was raining, and we were about 3 weeks early for the poppies but this is still an interesting 360.

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At the southern entrance, a wider angle shot of the largest bloom.

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Another shot of mountains and fields of yellow. Nicer light but less bloom.

Panorama: Field of death valley wildflowers
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A differnt field further down the road

Panorama: Sunrise at Furnace Creek
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Medium angle 360 degree shot with furnace creek and the borax works.

Panorama: Sunrise at Furnace Creek
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Super wide angle shot showing contrail structure.