Death Valley National Park

Landscape, National Park, Photography

This is my first visit to Death Valley National Park. We stayed at Stovepipe Wells Village for three nights and have toured almost all the highlights of the Park except Scotty’s Castle due to repair and Artist Palette due to flooded damage of roadway.

To me Zabriskie Point near Furnace Creek has to be the most beautiful sight at dawn in the Park. We went back there at dusk and the sight just was not as drastic as dawn. What made the scene so unique at sunrise was the soft morning light that created spectacular shades and colors.




Here are a few pictures taken at the old Harmony Borax Works including an image of Milky way.

The other highlight of the Park is, of course, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes near Stovepipe Wells Village. The shades and colors created by low angle sun at sunset hours were just beautiful.



Badwater salt flat is also a popular spot.


2016 was the super year for wildflowers in Death Valley. We only managed to find some near Mormon Point.


The big surprise was the Golden Canyon as we hiked toward the end of trail and see this image that earns its name.


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A retired professional engineer, nature lover and avid photographer

14 thoughts on “Death Valley National Park”

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you for your comments. I guess timing for the light is everything for the photography. Please stop by again.

  1. Stunning photos! I realize the above commenter said the same thing but that is the thought that went into my mind. It looks like you get some incredible light to play around with in Death Valley.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you! Yes, getting up @ 5:00 am early morning and stayed late for sunset light really pay!

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you. Late afternoon when the sun is at low level really made the shade and colors.

  2. Eric G Hoff says:

    Great perspectives! 🙂 You got some really nice shots of the area. I used to drive around there (former truck driver) and I don’t ever remember seeing scenes as beautiful as you captured. Simply amazing!

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you so much for your comments, very much appreciated!

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