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Dante's View, Death Valley by Benjamin Padgett
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View of the Badwater Basin from Dante’s View within Death Valley National Park. Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America, with an elevation of 282 feet below sea level. Dante’s View is at elevation 5,475 feet, thus this photo depicts a drop of 5,757 feet. The basin below is white as it made up of almost pure table salt. This salt flat was first created 2000 to 3000 years ago by the drying-up of the 30-foot deep Recent Lake.

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PhotoRaconteur: one who shares stories through the visual composition of photographs, each worth a unique set of one thousand words.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Las Vegas-based photographer Benjamin Padgett captures classic & modern architecture, majestic landscapes and beautiful cityscapes, along with other inspiring visuals found between Hawaii and Ireland.

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  • Zaldy Infante
    Zaldy Infanteover 6 years ago

    amazing work

  • aphoto4you
    aphoto4youover 6 years ago

    CONGRADULATIONS this image was hand pick and it is now part of the top notch photography in US NATIONAL PARKS group beautiful b/w work…my fav

  • Patricia Montgomery
    Patricia Montg...over 6 years ago

    Very nice work – and good description is a plus!

  • Thanks Patricia – this was the last photo of my trip, and perhaps my best!

    – Benjamin Padgett

  • Judith Cahill
    Judith Cahillover 3 years ago

    You gotta check this out:-
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    PS – Have to join group to enter…It will be exciting

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