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The colors are alive in Death Valley DEATH VALLEY California United States

The colors are alive in Death Valley

Shot at Artist's Palette, Death Valley. It was 110 degrees mid-day with sun bearing down on us, and we were in full motorcycle gear so we couldn't stop too long or us along with our bikes would over heat, but the sight of these mountains was too good to not stop and snap a few images before continuing the ride. The colors are caused by the oxidation of different metals (red, pink and yellow is from iron salts, green is from decomposing tuff-derived mica, and manganese produces the purple). One of many places on a 1,400 mile motorcycle ride taken in May.