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Death Valley National Park – A water-less wonder!

After seeing the Death Valley National Park, I named it a water-less wonder. The vast golden landscape is interesting not only to a geologist but has an appeal to a photographer, and an artist. A good photographer can perhaps capture the beautiful and brutal, dry and dangerous, hot and harsh landscape along with small remnants of life. An artist can reveal the presence of a strange silence in Death Valley like no one else. You and I are mere spectators of this vast wonder named  Death Valley.

Death Valley National Park – A water-less wonder!

Death Valley is one of the hottest places on earth, driest place in North America and its Badwater Basin is the point of lowest elevation in North America.

An artist can reveal the presence of a strange silence in Death Valley like no one else. You and I are mere spectators of this vast wonder named  Death Valley. Click To Tweet Death Valley is one of the hottest places on earth, driest place in North America and its Badwater Basin is the point of lowest elevation in North America. Click To Tweet
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A vast landscape of water-less wonder!

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Nature is amazing; sometimes leafy, and sometimes dry and rough!

In the words of Edna Brush Perkins,

How could rocks and sand and silence make us afraid and yet be so wonderful.

Dante’s View

It is a viewpoint overlooking Death Valley. The panoramic view of the southern Death Valley basin from this point is simply amazing.

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Dante’s View

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Dante’s View overlooks a rich tapestry of colors

Zabriskie Point

This is famous for its erosional landscape.

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Zabriskie Point

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Beautiful Zabriskie point

Artist’s Palette

This is one of the most unique places that I have seen in the Death Valley. This multicolored area is on the Black Mountains which is a part of Amargosa Range. Millions of years ago, volcanic ash and minerals were deposited here. Time, heat, rain, chemical weathering, and hypodermal alteration have changed the minerals into a variety of colorful rocks. Red, pink, yellow, green and purple colors on the mountain look like an artist’s palette indeed!

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When we arrived to see this fascinating place it was late afternoon. The temperature was constantly rising and the golden landscape looked fiery. When I finally caught a glimpse of the Artist’s palette it appeared to me like an artwork of nature.

When I finally caught a glimpse of the Artist's palette it appeared to me like an artwork of nature. Click To Tweet

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This place inspired me personally. Amidst the relentless rocky trail, amidst the excruciating heat, when I saw this colorful artwork of nature suddenly everything felt full of possibilities. No matter what, there is beauty, there is a possibility everywhere. We have to see it; we have to feel it. I often end up finding an answer about myself in these exotic locations.

This place inspired me personally. Amidst the relentless rocky trail, amidst the excruciating heat, when I saw this colorful artwork of nature suddenly everything felt full of possibilities. Click To Tweet

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

Surrounded by mountains, these sand dunes look picturesque.

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Sand Dunes in Death Valley

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Life is a desert of shifting sand dunes. Unpredictable. Erratic. Harmony changes into dissonance, the immediate outlives the profound, esoteric becomes cliched. And vice versa. ~ Ella Leya . I saw him walking towards the dunes all alone! He didn't care the rising temperature; he was happily going towards the fascinating dunes. . I was standing afar. I could not go and touch the sand. I watched him walking alone! . My thoughts deepen; when he will sit down on a desert dune, possibly he will see nothing, hear nothing and yet through the silence something will throb and gleam. . When he will come back, will he change a bit? Perhaps yes; a bit! No one will notice the change, not even him but he will change a bit! Just like the bamboo shoot which grows and becomes a bamboo silently, all alone! . Seeing fascinating things while traveling changes us; bit by bit; That's the magic of travel; the magic of untamed nature. . I wish I meet him again! I wish…. . #TravelRealizations #deathvalleynationalpark

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A poetic evening in Death Valley

I was lucky to see Death Valley on a full moon night. Death Valley was sparkling that night; an exquisite scene worth remembering forever.

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Scorching sun, harsh heat and a strange silence slowly start to fade away after the sunset in Death Valley. A new world, an entirely different world emerges. That day it was not the stars, but the silvery moon that stole the show. . Just after sunset, the mountain was illuminating in bright orange, and slowly the full moon came up spreading a silvery glow. I saw few chirping birds flying away; perhaps they were going back to their home. . As human beings, nature is multi-dimensional. The fiery death valley became a soothing refuge. . I saw the moon quietly for long to envelop it in my heart and then whispered to the Death Valley – Adieu! . . . #TravelRealizations #deathvalley #fullmoon #travelstoke #nationalparks #ig_photooftheday #passionpassport #usaprimeshot #exploreEverything

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My little girl in Death Valley National Park

My daughter Chirantana is 2 and a half years old. Even in the 109 degrees Fahrenheit heat, my little explorer never complained for a single moment. Like us, she was keen on observing and busy exploring mother nature. She saw sand dunes for the first time. I saw wonder in her eyes and felt content in my heart. I secretly wished, let this wonder be with her forever.

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Our brave little explorer; Our girl

Practical Tips

If you are a parent of a toddler don’t hesitate to let your child explore this landscape, provided you follow a few simple steps.

  • Keep yourself and your child hydrated.
  • Eat watery fruits.
  • Keep plenty of water and fruit juice in store. If you feel dizzy at times wash your face and hands with water.
  • Carry hats and umbrellas.
  • Carry sunscreen lotion.
  • Wear full sleeve cotton clothes to protect your skin from scorching sun rays.

Travel Realizations

When I came back after seeing the Death Valley, I tried to put my thoughts on a paper. I wrote a letter to the desert. I was surprised when I saw that even in this water-less wonder, flowers bloom and birds fly. Hope you like reading this letter too.

I was surprised when I saw that even in this water-less wonder, flowers bloom and birds fly. Click To Tweet

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4 Comments

  1. Sav

    As an American, I’m ashamed to say that I’ve actually never seen any pictures of Death Valley before! And it’s so beautiful, so I’ve been missing out. There is so much to see in California that I’ve never thought about. This is going on my bucket list for sure.

  2. Wow it does look beautiful! I still don’t know if I’d want to visit haha, the name has always kind of put me off! And it’s sooo dry. But it’s so unlike anywhere else.

  3. This landscape is incredible!! Your photos are magnificent! You were so lucky to have such clear weather for your trip! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful place with us 🙂

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