Dancing Rocks

Mysteriously moving stones in Death Valley leave whimsical trails. How do they do that?


Good Days at Black Rock

A once quiet desert in Nevada has become a center for supersonic cars, rockets with big plans and one of the most freewheeling festivals anywhere

Gertrude Bell's workers at the excavations of the Byzantine settlement of Madenşehir, Binbirkilise, Turkey 1907

Daughter of the Desert

Renowned as the Uncrowned Queen of Iraq, Gertrude Bell was once the most powerful woman in the British Empire

Desert Bloom in Namaqualand, South Africa

Fickle Desert Blooms: Opulent One Year, No-shows the Next

Arid lands mean life on the edge. Adaptations serve flowers well, but deserts are always mosaics of abundance and seeming sterility

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