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Updated with a dozen NEW images from my 2011 expedition (March 25-April 4), including this one of the mud hills of Zabriskie Point at sunrise, looking like sleeping forms under blankets.

By spring 2008, an unusual 3.5 inches of rain had fallen since the previous July--about double Death Valley's usual rainfall. Thus, in late March, I flew out west and spent five marvelous days camping and exploring, photographing the bizarre sliding stones of The Racetrack playa (dry lakebed), wildflowers, ghost town ruins, and other stunning wonders. Four of these photographs were published in my front-page feature of the Sunday Travel section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer on March 7, 2010 (story at ).

In 2011, I returned to camp and photograph geology and wildflowers, also capturing a portrait of a coyote that ventured to within 10 feet of me (acting very dog-like) and an intimate image of two flies locked in passionate embrace atop wildflower buds.

All images copyright Trudy E. Bell

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