Is Death Valley worth visiting?
Yes! Death Valley is worth visiting for its abstract landscapes, chaotic forms, and rich history.
Take a look below at these 26 photos that tell the story.
“Nature in its most extreme forms taught us that there was a design greater than us, and we could unburden ourselves briefly from our individuality in this world, our self-importance. Wasn’t that a relief?”
—Nancy Jooyoun Kim
All the reasons that make a trip to Death Valley National Park worthwhile.
Death Valley Sand Dunes offer curve appeal.
Get lost wandering in the arcs and folds of the dunes at Mesquite Flat in Death Valley National Park.
Then tell me, is Death Valley worth visiting?
As you can probably tell from the number of photos I’m sharing of the Mesquite Flat sand dunes, I really enjoyed the textures and shapes they offered. What a place for an abstract photographer! I could have stayed for hours, or days, and still found new images to shoot as the sun’s position moved and created new shadows.
Elevate your perspective of Death Valley with the sweeping views of the rugged palette of colors at Zabriskie Point.
Whether marveling at the backdrop of distant mountain ranges or studying the close-up of forms created by shadows in the morning light, Zabriskie Point is worth an early morning rise and pelting of wind and pebbles.
And Zabriskie Point is a big reason many people answer “yes” to the question, “is Death Valley worth visiting?”
Mystifying beehive patterns of salt formations form a peculiar landscape at Badwater Basin Salt Flats.
How could anything survive in such a harsh environment as Death Valley? And yet, life exists.
And the salt flats are a big reason many people believe death valley is worth visiting.
Death Valley attracted miners in the 1800s, becoming infamous for the Borax Twenty Mule Team.
A visit to the outdoor Borax Museum offers a ton of history to explore close-up. Railroad cars, wagons, and lots of mining equipment that you can get up close to and examine.
Relief from the inhospitable dryness of Death Valley: the illusion of an oasis in the desert.
Hope is at hand at The Oasis at Death Valley, offering shelter and food with lots of palm trees and a beautiful courtyard with a bubbling fountain.
Learn how the lodging at Death Valley developed, just click here.
Are you ready to go?
Let me know what your favorite part of Death Valley is below!
Ann Newman is an abstract photographer, writer, and creator of Annstracts. As a former, professionally-trained salesperson, Ann understands that people want to solve problems or accelerate growth for a better future. Exploring the symbolism in abstract photos, she lets them tell stories that offer hope. You might find Ann near her home in Phoenix, bent down looking at the tiniest details of a bug, patting any nearby dog, or looking up at a tree to figure out what bird she just heard.
Ann, Your photos are absolutely beautiful and yes, they give me a greater appreciation of Death Valley. I especially loved the photos of the dunes, which are stunning!
Thanks so much, Diana. My favorite spot too, those sand dunes. They just go on and on and on. I’m super glad we went a few weeks prior to hibernation ending for the sidewinders. 🙂