Photo Friday: Death Valley Photo at Zabriskie Point, Furnace Creek, CA

by Don Faust on April 19, 2012

Photo Friday: This week’s photo takes us to Death Valley at Zabriskie Point, Furnace Creek, CA

This is the latest of our weekly travel photo series, inspired by #FriFotos on Twitter.

Death Valley Photo at Zabriskie Point, Furnace Creek, CA

This week’s #FriFotos theme is EARTH DAY.  The photo above was taken just before sunrise at Zabriskie Point, Furnace Creek, CA – a part of Death Valley.  The hillside vantage point offered a view of a very odd and diverse landscape looking out over sandstone foothills, a small view of the salt flats and the mountains in the distance.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Angela April 20, 2012 at 6:04 am

Wow, truly gorgeous, I can imagine how it feels to be staring at such view.


JoAnna April 20, 2012 at 9:01 am

I adore Death Valley. Everything about it is beautiful.


Alexa Meisler April 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

Amazing. The sky on the background just illuminates the beauty of the valley. Great shot!


Jade - April 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Looks like it was a cold morning!


Don Faust April 20, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Thanks everyone! Yes, it was a little chilly that morning – I’m guessing in the 40s. It was in February – definitely coat weather. The sun was rising behind me, and as soon as it cleared a little bit of the horizon, a nice cool glow appeared over the valley.


Laura @Travelocafe April 21, 2012 at 4:00 am

Oh, here I find a new photo from the Death Valley. Wonderful. It’s always an impressing scene.


Gorilla Safaris Uganda April 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

The place looks uniquely beautiful. Wonder why its called death valley?


Don Faust April 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Gorilla Safaris – If you have not been there, it’s because in the summer, it can get up to 130 degrees Farenheit, and there is virtually no water there. Parts of the valley are below sea level.


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