About Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park is a land of immense vertical relief and incredibly colorful landforms. A world-class geologic classroom (the oldest exposed rocks date from 1.8 BILLION years ago), it contains nearly mystical natural phenomena. A true photographer's paradise, there is simply no other place on earth like it. Outside of Alaska, Death Valley National Park is America’s largest National Park, offering 3.3 million acres (5,219 miles²) of desert solitude, approximately 93% of which are designated Wilderness.
Towering and seasonally snow-capped mountains; 200 square other-worldly miles of salt-pan at the lowest point in the western hemisphere (Badwater Basin, -282 feet below sea level); sinuous, narrow, and fossil-laden limestone, marble, and dolomite canyons; rippled and "singing/booming" sand dunes; stark and immense sensuous and towering sand dunes; natural warm springs; immense desert basins; and the mysterious moving rocks of The Racetrack playa - all offering several lifetimes of opportunity for the nature and landscape photographer/explorer.