Mesquite Sand Dunes, Death Valley, CA

SEPTEMBER 2003 – The Mesquite Sand Dunes of the Death Valley National Park, seen from Highway 190 in California. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Crossing the Death Valley in California on the Highway 190 is exciting: Despite the extremely straight (and boring) highway you will discover plenty of awesome photo opportunities.

Like this photo of the Mesquite Sand Dunes of Death Valley. They are fairly close to the highway, at least so close that I could capture them with the 70-210 mm tele zoom. For a split second we did consider taking a hike towards the dunes but realized that this could turn out to be a really silly idea to walk for about two hours (for a round trip) in the middle of a desert called Death Valley without being properly equipped. So, we were happy with this nice shot and kept on driving to Lone Pine, the next stop on our journey.

The high resolution image

Capture Date22-SEP-2003
LocationHighway 190, California
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image File FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3847 x 2495 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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