Malpais (Badlands)

Twilight color mix of the badlands at Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California; January 2023.

Badlands may be “bad” from our normal, human point of view: hardly any plant life, deeply eroded, difficult to navigate. From a photographic point of view though, they are among the most beautiful and fascinating landscapes one can image. Or perhaps they go beyond our imagination. My fascination with them began early in 2013 during a hike to the Domelands, from where one has an excellent view over the mud hills of the southern part of Carrizo Badlands.

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