19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Divinity of Death Valley

Dappled clouds created crepuscular rays beaming down to Badwater Basin, the lowest elevation point in the U.S. This light created a leopard-like coat on the landscape in one of the most magical displays of light I have ever seen.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Furnace Creek, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON Z 7
Copyright: © Christian Murillo