The mysterious and inspiring Trona Pinnacles in the California desert- tufas that formed thousands of years ago underwater— rise from the dry Searles Lake basin. Captured with a wide angle lens, vertically, on a hot, muggy summer evening.
White Mountain’s rugged rolling hills stretch out high above the California desert. At 10,500 feet above sea level, conditions are harsh. Little life can survive in the stark conditions.
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine is one of the oldest organisms on the planet. Twisting and stretching high in the hills of California’s White Mountains, these trees endure high winds, extreme cold, volcanic soil and a tectonically-driven, ever-changing landscape. This is a low, wide angle photograph of Bristlecone Pines in the Patriarch Grove in the White Mountains of California.