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Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, Death Valley National Park, California, USA. Zabriskie Point is a distinctive eroded badlands landscape. It is made up of sediments from Furnace Creek Lake, which dried up 5 million years ago. Death Valley, descending to 86 metres below sea level, is about 220 kilometres long and 25 kilometres wide. It has a hot arid climate, and temperatures can exceed 50 degrees Celsius. Photographed in January.
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