Badwater Salt Polygons at Sunset

Equipment Info
NIKON D850
25mm / f/9 / 1/200 sec. / ISO 200
State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
Death Valley National Park
Town
Furnace Creek
Brief Directions

Death Valley National Park lies mainly in California's Inyo County, east of the Southern Sierra Nevada. It's a little over 2 hours from Las Vegas, 4 hours from Los Angeles.

Notes

This result was created form three exposures adjusted in Adobe Lightroom and combined to form a High Dynamic Range (HDR) result.

Description

Stress cracks in the rock salt playa in Badwater Basin enable raised salt polygons to form where capillary action brings salty water to the surface to crystallize into raised rock salt shapes.

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Date Added
April 17, 2020
Date Taken
December 13, 2019