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The badlands of Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, CA.

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I had seen photos of this place before but nevertheless I had not quite prepared myself for such a stunning display of colors everywhere.

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(Click here to enlarge – Klikkaa tästä suuremmaksi.)

Not just reds and yellows and other earth tones but furher out there were also pinks greens and purples, anything imaginable.

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My only regret was that I could only watch this from the viewpoint and that there was no time to go out among these ridges and canyons –

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– for I might have decided to stay, never come out and never be seen again…

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Ice cream earth (the colors reminded me of the ’Trio’ ice cream we used to have when I was a kid).

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Like a fossilized backbone of some ancient monster… (The black is actually lava flow on top of light yellow silt deposits.)

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Desert wash.