Having weathered the storm I captured this sunset later on the same day. You can see the stormy clouds over the Alabama Hills in an earlier shot taken from the same location.
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Virtual tours and panoramas taken in deserts around the world. Panoramic photos by Will Pearson.
Arriving here after a drive along Movie Flat Road you quickly understand why this area has become a favourite location for many filmmakers. The rugged, barren and geologically diverse landscape can be seen in hundreds of films, from classic westerns like The Lone Ranger to more recent films, including Iron Man and Gladiator. The Alabama […]
I knew it was going to be a hot day photographing the Trona Pinnacles in the Mojave Desert, Southern California, but I hadn’t anticipated quite how hot. We clocked the temperature at 54.4C (130 F), only a couple of degrees centigrade off the all-time world record temperature (56.7C or 134 F), registered at the Furnace […]
Death Valley is a place of extremes. In the USA it holds records for these extremes: the hottest place (134°F / 56.7°C), the lowest place (86m below sea level), the darkest night sky in the USA. Since being designated as a National Monument, Death Valley has grown to 3.4 million acres, and is one of […]
Zabriskie Point is a dramatic natural feature in Death Valley, California, formed by sediment from an ancient lake, long since dried up. Named after the vice-president of the Pacific Coast Borax Company, it was made famous as the location of the love scene in Antonioni’s 1970 film, Zabriskie Point.
Each year, people from around the world gather to ‘burn the man’ deep in the Nevada Desert. A temporary city – Black Rock City – springs up to house all of these people, who are all exhorted to ‘leave no trace’ on the desert landscape. The Burning Man Festival is loosely, a festival of art, […]