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Beautiful shot by @spencerwelling
the milky way rising over the arid desert of death valley just before dawn.
despite what it’s ominous name may suggest, death valley national park is home to one of the most diverse desert ecosystems in the world, and is home to many diverse species, several of which are endemic and found nowhere else on earth. th park hosts landscapes ranging from snow-covered mountains and dunes to wildflower-filled meadows and steep, rugged canyons. although sand dunes may be the first mental image one may think, less than 1% of the desert is actually covered with dunes. death valley’s diversity of terrain also creates interesting patterns of rainfall, varying anywhere from 1 inch in the valley to 15 inches in the mountains. during the spring time while temperatures remain relatively low, stargazing conditions in the park reach their peak, and offer some of the most breathtaking views of the night sky you can find. during my most recent visit to cali last month, i was lucky enough to capture the milky way under such conditions. —
· eos 5d mark iv
· tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 g2
· ioptron skyguider pro
480s | f/3.2 | iso 800 (x4)
180s | f/8.0 | iso 100
processed in adobe lightroom cc classic, pixinsight, photoshop cc 2020.