Death Valley Photos: Owlshead Mountains

Owlshead Mountains, Death Valley: Double-click on image to enlarge.

Owlshead Mountains, Death Valley: Double-click on image to enlarge.

Owlshead Mountains, Death Valley: Double-click on image to enlarge.

Owlshead Mountains, Death Valley: Double-click on image to enlarge.

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Death Valley Photos: Chloride City and Monarch Canyon

Chloride City, Death Valley: Double-click image to enlarge.

Chloride City, Death Valley: Double-click image to enlarge.

Desert Bighorn Sheep, Chloride Cliff, Death Valley: Double-click image to enlarge.

Desert Bighorn Sheep, Chloride Cliff, Death Valley: Double-click image to enlarge.

Death Valley Photos: Echo and Mosaic Canyons, Artists Drive, Ubehebe Crater

Eye of the Needle, Echo Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on image to enlarge.

Eye of the Needle, Echo Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on image to enlarge.

Eye of the Needle, Echo Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on image to enlarge.

Eye of the Needle, Echo Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on image to enlarge.

Inyo Mine, Echo Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on image to enlarge.

Inyo Mine, Echo Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on image to enlarge.

Artists Drive, Death Valley: Double-click image to enlarge.

Artists Drive, Death Valley: Double-click image to enlarge.

Mosaic Canyon, with new friends.

Mosaic Canyon, with new friends.

Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley: Double-click on image to enlarge.

Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley: Double-click on image to enlarge.

Death Valley: Culture of Rocks

The Culture of Rocks

The Cathedral, Death Valley: Double-click on photo to enlarge.

The Cathedral, Death Valley: Double-click on photo to enlarge.

Often we admire the waterfall, the river, beautiful trees, perhaps a meadow or wildflowers.  These features are the main attraction, while rocks, at best, fade into the background.  In Death Valley the rocks rule.  Death Valley’s rocks exude a commanding presence in every direction and every location.  The immensely sized mountains and canyon walls colored in vivid reds, blacks, greens, grays, and tans compel the visitor’s attention.  It is not a matter of a few impressive formations scattered around the park.  Death Valley is filled with flashy colored rocks sporting exotic and chiseled appearances that defy description.  See additional photos below.

Golden Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on photo to enlarge.

Golden Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on photo to enlarge.

Golden Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on photo to enlarge.

Golden Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on photo to enlarge.

Golden Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on photo to enlarge.

Golden Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on photo to enlarge.

Golden Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on photo to enlarge.

Golden Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on photo to enlarge.

Golden Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on photo to enlarge.

Golden Canyon, Death Valley: Double-click on photo to enlarge.