Photo Of The Day By Beth Young

Photo By Beth Young

Photo By Beth Young

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Winter Twilight, Eureka Valley Sand Dunes” by Beth Young. Location: Death Valley National Park, California.

“One of the highest dune fields in North America, it’s hard to describe the otherworldly feeling of the Eureka Valley Sand Dunes in winter twilight,” says Young. “It’s a very lengthy and sometimes icy single dirt road track from Furnace Creek to this remote location, with barely a soul around once you arrive. I lamented not being here just a half-hour earlier—the contrast of the sunlight hitting the dunes was just gorgeous. By the time I hiked up, though, there was a pleasant after-sunset diffuse glow hitting the sand and a gorgeous purple cast to the sky contrasted with the snowcapped peaks of the Last Chance Range. This is a location I definitely have to return to and camp in the tiny primitive campground at its base.”

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Exposure: 15 sec., f/16, ISO 250.

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Originally Published April 21, 2020

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