A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
021: Wheel track
Death Valley, located at the border between the states of California and Nevada, is one of the lowest, hottest and driest locations on earth. The air temperature can reach almost sixty degrees, while the surface temperature may hit almost a hundred degrees. It hardly rains in the valley, that has the lowest point at 86 meters below sea level. When I was in the Valley, it was a cool day, with a temperature just above forty degrees. The air felt hot and dry, als if you were in front of an oven wide open. We walked around, and it was easy to imagine, in this dusty environment, how it would be to walk on the moon, albeit that the gravity force is much lower on the moon. Because of the lack of rain, it is really hard to estimate the age of this tire track. It could have been made yesterday, but even long ago: who knows, years ago even!
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1999, 2017