Death Valley

Photographs that reveeal the magic and wonder of Death Valley National Park.

Devil's Golf Course (2009)
Devil's Golf Course (2009)
What an appropriate name for this chaos of salt – Devil’s Golf Course. Huge slabs of salt are fractured and thrust on end from the extremes of baking and freezing. It’s treacherous walking among the sharp jumble. It can be difficult to keep one’s balance. Falling would be worse than falling on lava because you’d have salt rubbed into your wounds at the same time. And yet as the day draws to the end, the sun briefly makes its presence noticed as it sets the clouds aglow. Here one moment and gone the next. For the shortest time we are distracted from the eternity of perilous salt and reminded that our wonderful world is all a balance of beauty and the beast