I just got back from a short but intense weekend trip to see the bloom in Death Valley. Look for more in the coming weeks as my film is processed and scanned. For now, I will give you a glimpse at some of my digital shots.
This is along the Harry Wade Exit road where it crosses the Amargosa river has an intense region of blooms.
Another shot from the same location along the Harry Wade Exit road. This time, looking north towards Telescope Peak. Like I said...intense bloom!
Warm Springs road has blooms a few miles up. Sunset never fails to highlight the rough erosion of the Black Mountains.
A spider in a sunlit web, early in the morning.
Desert Five-Spot flowers are a round globe shape and are often found mostly closed. It's a little wind shelter for tiny bugs. Here is are two shots of a Desert Five-Spot. One is open a little bit and one opened way up. I've read that these flowers open with the evening and close during the day, but I did not stick around to watch any single flower and I saw many of them in various conditions.
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