18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Artist's Drive, Death Valley

Artist’s Drive is a stunning 9-mile route that winds through the foothills of the Black Mountains in Death Valley. The variety of colors are caused by the oxidation of metals: red, pink, and yellow from iron compounds, purple from manganese, and green from mica.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Copyright: © Joanna Patterson-Cross