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Nature’s gravers at play. Cracked mud in the Mojave Desert of California and Nevada.           A note on crack formation: …When two growing cracks meet, one or both may stop. If a growing crack encounters a preexisting crack, it stops, but it may curve just a bit before the encounter. The […]

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Badwater Basin, Belt of Venus and Earth’s shadow are seen in this post-sunset view from Aguereberry Point (elevation 6433 feet) in the Panamint Mountains of Death Valley National Park. The location is named after the tenacious prospector Pete Aguereberry (pronounced: aa-geh-ra-berry), a Basque from France who lived around Death Valley for much of his life. […]

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During a recent visit to Death Valley in California‘s Mojave Desert, I overnighted in the desert town of Ridgecrest to photograph the nearby Trona Pinnacles. This atmospheric locale has served as a setting for several well-known sci-fi movies and commercials. The basin with its Trona Pinnacles, the adjacent Searles Lake salt pan serviced by an […]

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