Death Valley is surprisingly not dead, there are plenty of desert adapted wildlife/birds/ amphibians/fish.
However it is a harsh enviroment as here in Badwater. 800ft below sea level the lowest place in the USA and a challenge to photograph. I used a fish eye lens to accentuate the landscape and the heat ! Temperatues can reach over 125F in the summer, it was just 90F when we were here.
Landscape and travel
Lowest point in USA
Below sea level
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