Nature Finds a Way

15 Dec
Against All Odds :: CA

Against All Odds :: CA

I spent part of last week exploring Death Valley National Park in California. This shot is from a hike along the Badlands Loop, which we tried after watching a glorious sunrise at Zabriskie Point (photos of that to come!).

In October, DV had 1000 years worth of rain in one sitting. The result was lot of destroyed roads, flooded buildings, and new mud washes, which are now drying up.

Despite the conditions, the flora and fauna persevere. Nature finds a way, you know? 🙂

For those of you who care about such things: iso 100, f/9, 1/60 sec, 15 mm

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7 Responses to “Nature Finds a Way”

  1. bigsurkate December 15, 2015 at 6:25 pm #

    Simple Nd exquisite

  2. jenimcmillan December 15, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    I’ve seen mud cracked like this along an Australian river after a huge rain event washed soil from a logging area upstream. It is both beautiful and a poignant reminder that our environment is constantly changing. Especially with climate weirding. Lovely photo! I look forward to the sunrise shots. 🙂

    • seeingspotsphoto December 16, 2015 at 7:04 pm #

      Lol “climate weirding” is a great phrase. Thanks so much for the thoughtful comment and story. 🙂

      • jenimcmillan December 16, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

        I can’t claim the term.. it’s been coined by scientists to explain the extreme weather events. It’s such a great description.

  3. Ian Hamlin December 15, 2015 at 11:58 pm #

    Stunning shot, thanks for sharing

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