Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
One of several dune fields within Death Valley National Park, the Mesquite Flat dunes owe their existence to the local terrain which slow the winds in the area so that they drop their cargo of sand. To the south rise the Tucki Mountains. To the east rise the Grapevine and Funeral Mountains. The main source of sand for the dunes is thought to come from the Cottonwood Mountains to the north and northwest.
An ancient lake bed underlies all the dunes and shows in some places between dunes. Creosote and mesquite create havens for wildlife. The largest dune, Star dune, rises 140 feet above sea level and is formed at the convergence of several prevailing winds in the valley. In addition to star shaped dunes, the field contains crescent and linear dunes as well.
The Mesquite Sand Dunes are at the northern end of the valley floor and are nearly surrounded by moun...
March 31st 2012
Cracked Mud Flat At The Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley National Park
Dawn at the Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley National Park
One of several dune fields within Death Valley National Park, the Mesquite Flat dunes owe their exist...
In the middle of the Sand Dunes at Death Valley, California. This was taken at dawn during April, the...
Around the Stovepipe Wells Restaurant inside Death Valley national Park in California.
지도에는 나와 있지 않은 곳으로, 사구(모래언덕(Sand Dune))을 들렀다 나오는 길에 표지판이 있는 곳임. 정확한 지명도 잘 기억나지 않지만, 서로 뭉쳐있는 풀들의 모습을 보면...
Death Valley National Park is a National Park located east of the Sierra Nevada in the arid Great Bas...
The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.
The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.
The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.
The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seatle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer.
Text by Steve Smith.