17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

In the Mojave Desert rests the Lavic Lake volcanic field which has been dormant for the last 2,000 years. Eruptions from the four neighboring cinder cones have created a petrified web of lava tubes. The light desert sand which has preserved the volcanic rock also provides a striking contrast to the charcoal color which extends deep into the desert.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Pisgah, California, United States of America
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © JosuĂ© Silva