On transatlantic flight, I was watching the Atlantic ocean, not expecting anything but cloud and light patterns over the endless face of the water when all of a sudden there were snowy peaks rising from the waves up into the clouds.
They were gone just as fast as they had emerged, like some enchanted islands not on any of the maps.
The badlands of Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, CA.
I had seen photos of this place before but nevertheless I had not quite prepared myself for such a stunning display of colors everywhere.
Not just reds and yellows and other earth tones but furher out there were also pinks greens and purples, anything imaginable.
My only regret was that Lue loppuun