Scooting Rock, Death Valley by William B. Johnson
© 2009 William B. Johnson

    • Title: Scooting Rock, Death Valley
    • Artist: William B. Johnson
    • From: Montara, CA USA

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      Montara, CA 94037, USA

    Artist Statement

    This photo captures the signature of one of the world's great geologic oddities: the apparent locomotion of rocks weighing hundreds of pounds along a "playa" dry lake bed at a site in Death Valley known as The Racetrack. The Playa lies some 27 miles off the paved road from Ubehebe Crater, north Death Valley.

    Nikon D70, 18 mm wide angle lens

    1/250 at f/22, aperture priority, raw format