Dusk in Death Valley
Death Valley, Death Valley National Park, California
The intense vertical relief in Death Valley is one of its most awe-inspiring attributes. Badwater, at 282 feet below sea level, is the lowest elevation in North America and the entire Western Hemisphere, while the Panamints, which border the salt pan to the west, reach 11,043 feet (above sea level) at the summit of Telescope Peak. I made this panoramic image at dusk on a visit in November 2013 composed of three frames shot with a tilt-shift lens. Photo © copyright by Greg Owens.