Shop my vast selection of Death Valley photographs and buy art prints on fine art paper, metal, acrylic, canvas, and more. Death Valley is home to one of the largest national parks and designated wilderness areas in California where you can find the Badwater basin salt flat and the mesquite flats sand dunes.
Death Valley National Park is located east of the Sierra Nevada mountains mostly in Inyo County, California but straddles the border and does span into Nevada. It is the largest national park in the contiguous 48 states at 5,262 square miles and has also been declared an International Biosphere Reserve. Its closest city is Lone Line, California. Death Valley National Park is the hottest, lowest and driest national park in the country. Its main attractions are Badwater Basin, Titus Canyon, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Zabriskie Point, along with the dark star filled night sky. People can enjoy a wide variety of environments within this desert landscape both by hiking on foot and by car since the park is so vast. Take caution when traveling during summer months due to the extreme heat, it can be deadly.
I was inspired to visit Death Valley National Park because I had never been to a salt flat before and wanted to explore a new environment along with a national park I had never been to. Death Valley is incredible and I cannot wait to go back again and see more of the wilderness. The landscape is expansive and shows so many unique aspects. From colored rocks at Desolation Canyon, to Mesquite Flat sand dunes, to the Badwater Basin salt flat, each place was so amazing to photograph and different than the last.