The skull of a creature which succumbed to the harsh Alvord Desert, embedded in the dried mud.

Made the same day as my images Alvord Flame and Voltaic Force. Between this trip and my first, when I shot Our Place in the Cosmos, I consider myself very lucky to have caught such a wide range of conditions, especially given the remote nature of this location and time/difficulty involved in reaching it (okay, it's not difficult for PEOPLE when it's dry, but your CAR might work hard while you sit there for a very long time piloting it).

If you're curious, this was three exposures: two to cover depth of field in the landscape, and one for the sky/sun.

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