Zabriskie Point Death Valley Photography by Valerie Hayken
Zabriskie Point Photography by Valerie Hayken

Zabriskie Point


Zabriskie Point in Death Valley, CA is part of the northern Black Mountains, in the Amargosa Range. Five million years ago, Furnace Creek Lake dried up. Its sediment, plus erosion, formed Zabriskie Point. This photograph is looking out over Gower Gulch, a wash that traditionally drained about 2.5 miles of desert. In recent years, erosion has increased rapidly due to an artificial diversion that has increased the volume of water washing through.

It’s a lot of fun to explore Gower Gulch and its many side canyons, although it can be a surreal experience. The landscape is both eerily empty and geologically rich. The narrows are filled with basalt, gypsum, borax, sedimentary and volcanic rocks, faulting and tilted strata, lake sediments and more.

I shot this photograph with a large format view camera. As a result, I can create large prints and the image remains incredibly sharp. This is one of my favorite images. I have a 24″ x 30″ print hanging in my home.

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