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Clash Of The Titans
Game of balance at Varanasighat.
Two sides of the same path.
Oil well at twilight, Middle of nowhere, Oklahoma
Full Moon and Sea Smoke over Lake Superior
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Sunrise from Flower Gap
Autumn at Spruce Flats Falls
Lone Survivor
Moonset over Badwater Basin
Manhattan Dream
Saharan Sunrise
Sahara Untouched
Flower Boat Reflection
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In Lake Roosevelt, WA
A portrait of a woman near the Great Saltair, Utah
13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Moonset over Badwater Basin

Finding the perfect salt formation in Death Valley's namesake basin is no easy task! I hauled myself across the salt flats for hours and hours the previous afternoon, looking for the single salt polygon that would serve as my subject. I found this well-formed example after miles of hot, sweaty, futile searching across the wasteland, and marked the GPS, hoping for some color the following morning. I wasn't disappointed, as the moon was setting as the sun was rising, creating awesome colors in the sky!

TAGS: California, Death Valley National Park, Desert, Salt, United States

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Peachtree Corners, Georgia, United States of America
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Photo of the Day: 07.26.15 Editors' Pick
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© Phil Varney.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2015
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: July 23, 2015, 8:23 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D
Focal Length: 16mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f11
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PHOTO LOCATION Furnace Creek, California, United States of America