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Death Valley - Badland Formations
©2012 Tomasz Dziubinski

Death Valley - Badland Formations

Death Valley, California

The badlands of Death Valley are water-oriented formation. The most famous of these formations located at Zabriskie Point is very aesthetically pleasing to the eye and its formation is a wonder to the mind. At first glance the badlands are completely barren, and they are made of a uniform soil that has many divots and pathways along the hills into the valley. These intricately and naturally decorated badlands were once a uniform and level area created by Death Valley's diverse past. There was once a lake that resided where the badlands now are and this loosely consolidated material was once the bed of the lake. (US GS website) When the rain shadow was cast upon the valley and the lake dried up, this loosely consolidated material began to be influenced by the flash floods that frequented the area. The water cut pathways into the lake sediment and continued to follow those pathways. This is why the badlands have a multitude of creases that follow gravity into the valley.


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fotabug04-Apr-2012 00:50
What amazing forms, shapes and colors! I haven't been there but have seen many images. Your work is among the best. V
Peter Sussex03-Apr-2012 20:00
Awesome work in all ways and an eternal scenery. V
soulis03-Apr-2012 17:17
Great! V.
Nestor03-Apr-2012 16:30
A most excellent wide format image of the Death Valley Badlands.
Pleasing composition and excellent pin sharp detail .
Information spot on.
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meekam tam03-Apr-2012 11:01
A very beautiful and informative image,Tomasz! V
Graeme03-Apr-2012 10:49
Terrific details & landscape. You have a real talent for landscape, Tomasz.BV
waterfalls man03-Apr-2012 09:33
Great Shot V!!
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