Available for viewing on a loop road in Death Valley National Park, the Black Mountains are "painted" in a colourful array of pinks, reds, blue/green, and in some places even yellow and purple.
The colourful display is a result of metal oxidation on the volcanic and sedimentary soil on the slopes of the Black Mountains.
The Artists Palette is accessed by a one way, 9 mile long loop road with turnouts along the way to view the landscape and overlook Death Valley. The main stop along the way is of course the colourful Artists Palette.
Face of Black Mountains with various colors of rock (different minerals), Along Artists Drive, Artists Palette, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/14.0, exposure time of 1/50 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 200mm.
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