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Badwater basin and telescope peak

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Venturing into the stark beauty of Death Valley National Park, I found myself at the striking contrast of Badwater Basin and Telescope Peak. The juxtaposition of these two geological wonders inspired me to capture their magnificence through my lens.

Death Valley National Park, located in the heart of the Mojave Desert in California, is renowned for its dramatic landscapes and extreme conditions. Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America at 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level, is a vast expanse of salt flats that stretch as far as the eye can see. In the distance, Telescope Peak, the highest point in the park, soars to an elevation of 11,043 feet (3,366 meters), creating a striking contrast to the arid basin below.

In this photograph, the gleaming white salt flats of Badwater Basin extend towards the horizon, their intricate patterns and textures inviting the viewer to explore the vastness of this otherworldly landscape. In the background, the majestic Telescope Peak looms, its snow-capped summit a testament to the power and grandeur of nature. The deep blue sky and crisp air lend a sense of clarity and openness to the scene, while the play of light and shadow adds depth and dimension.

The image captures the awe-inspiring beauty of Death Valley's unique landscapes and the resilience of the life that thrives in this harsh environment. It is a celebration of the natural world's diversity and the enduring allure of its extremes.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2010

All images are original and have been taken by Dan Kosmayer.

All my fine art prints are available as limited edition prints ONLY, professionally printed on Hahnemuhle fine art - archival museum grade paper. Each artwork is limited to 50 editions in each size, plus 2 artist proofs, signed and numbered on the reverse of the photograph. And it is also accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity. Print only (unframed).

* If you would like a Custom size outside of these sizes, please email us, and we’d be happy to tailor it to whatever you’re after.

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Your prints are carefully packaged, poster rolled, shipped & tracked to your door.

Please allow up to three weeks for the production & delivery of this print.

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