20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Anything to Capture that Photo

I was on a tour of the amazing Death Valley National Park, and our bus stopped at a rugged place called "the devil's golf course." It is an immense area of rock salt eroded by wind and rain into jagged knee-high spires. Supposedly it got its name from someone who said that "only the devil could play golf on such rough links." As I got out of the bus, I saw this photographer and his tripod in the distance. He had climbed over the rough, sharp, uneven ground, risking life and limb to capture the perfect shot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P510
Copyright: © Michele Davis