I just returned from a week in Death Valley National Park, which is a wonderful place for photography. In the month of July the temperature can get as high as 50 degrees Celsius and the world record highest air temperature was recorded in 1913 at Furnace Creek at 57 degrees Celsius. In the month of December the temperature is a more comfortable 18 degrees Celsius.
Despite being the hottest, lowest and driest place in North America, life finds a way in Death Valley. There is an amazing diversity of plants, amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and insects. You can also find colourful badlands, snow-covered peaks, beautiful sand dunes and rugged canyons.