I was fortunate to catch the frisson of an incoming storm this March in Death Valley, California. With conditions changing by the minute, I kept shuttling back and forth between the Westside Road that cuts through the Badwater basin and Zabriskie Point.
Ominous clouds form over the northern end of the Badwater salt pan, as seen from Westside Road.
It was a marvellous sight at Zabriskie Point. Notice the giant alluvial fan spreading out from the mouth of the canyon on the far side of the Badwater basin.
The colourful mineral-laden mudstone hills near Zabriskie Point contrast with the grey weather all around.