14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
A self portrait, gazing at the stars in Death Valley, CA to a soundtrack of chirping bats and wild donkeys.

A self portrait, gazing at the stars at Wildrose Campground in Death Valley, CA. Wild donkeys could be heard braying nearby. Bats were fleeting about as night fell. This awe inpsiring sky a poignant reminder of humanity's small, yet significant place within the universe.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Camera: X-T10
Copyright: © Regina Thompson