Keywords:California, Death Valley, Dunes, Flat, Mesquite, Sand, geology, landscape
Dimensions5760 x 3469
Original file size10.8 MB
Date taken27-Oct-14 17:30
Date modified31-Oct-14 23:01
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length105 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/250 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes
The constantly changing sand dunes in the north of Death Valley.
Mesquite Flat Dunes These dunes are the best known and easiest to visit in the national park. Located in central Death Valley near Stovepipe Wells, access is from Hwy. 190 or from the unpaved Sand Dunes Road. Although the highest dune rises only about 100 feet, the dunes actually cover a vast area. This dune field includes three types of dunes: crescent, linear, and star shaped. Polygon-cracked clay of an ancient lakebed forms the floor. Mesquite trees have created large hummocks that provide stable habitats for wildlife.