Photo: Moonrise Reflections Badwater Basin Death Valley

Vivid reflections of the moonrise on Badwater Basin as the moon appears above the Panamint Mountains in Death Valley National Park, California, USA.

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After an unusually high level of rainfall, the famous salt flats of Badwater Basin were replaced with water - recreating an ancient lake called Lake Manly.

During moonrise, reflections of the moon and surrounding mountains were seen in the calm water of the lake. The mountain range behind the lake is the Panamint Mountains, still snowcapped even during the spring, making for some beautiful colours to stream across the peaks.

The moon itself appears to have an orange coloured halo around it as it hangs above the mountains and sheds light across Badwater Basin and creates its own reflections.

Badwater Basin is famous for being 282 feet below sea level making it is the second lowest point in the Western Hemisphere.

Reflections in Badwater Basin lake, Moonrise over Panamint Mountains and Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park, California, USA

This picture is part of the photo album "Death Valley National Park Pictures" - there are more beautiful images waiting for you.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/13.0, exposure time of 15/1 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 55mm.

Moonrise Reflections Badwater Basin Death Valley
Rolf Hicker Photography
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