Tree in Death Valley, CA; I was traveling through Death Valley in December. A wind storm was blowing in kicking up a lot of sand giving me the dramatic rays of sun you can see in the background. I stopped my car on the side of the road and walked out onto the plain and found the remains of this lonely tree. The sun was getting low in the sky as the afternoon was drawing to an end. I was lucky enough to have a cloud pass in front of the sun in time to take the picture. I snapped the picture and then headed on to find a campsite for the evening.