Stretching over 300km between California and Nevada states of the United States, Death Valley is home to strange natural phenomena, attracting many tourists to visit and explore.
Thick salt layer on the valley floor:
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Death Valley (or Death Valley National Park) is the lowest point in North America.At a depth of nearly 86 meters above sea level, the Badwater basin is covered by a layer of thick salt.After heavy storms, water will collect to form temporary lakes, then evaporate, minerals dissolve from concentrated rocks until only salt remains.
You can defeat the heat in Death Valley:
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In July 2018, it experienced the hottest month on Earth with a peak temperature of more than 52 degrees Celsius. This heat can be dangerous but visitors still visit with advice to drink plenty of water, eat snacks, limit outdoor activities.
Wild flowers bring life to the desert:
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In the right conditions, the hills and valleys will turn into a beautiful carpet of yellow, purple, pink, white flowers.A heavy rain will wash the protective layer of wildflowers to germinate.The tree only continues to grow when storms and rain come at even intervals throughout the winter and spring.
Some rocks move on the Death Valley:
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Scattered in the bottom of the Racetrack Playa shallow lake are hundreds of rocks with tracks moving on the ground.Floods and low temperatures turn the water surface into a thin ice.Then they broke into big ice sheets during the day.On the slippery surface, the wind pushed the rocks forward and left behind soft mud marks.
Singing on the sand:
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On the top of the Eureka sand dunes over 200m high, you can experience one of the most bizarre phenomena of the desert called sands.The sand that slid down the slope of the high sand dunes made a sound like the bass note of a pipe organ or unmanned aircraft.
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The bird is less than 60cm tall and weighs less than 0.5kg is one of the most popular wildlife in Death Valley.Because of its high body temperature, the bird can survive the hot daytime temperatures.
Devil's golf course:
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As the name Devils Golf Course
, this area is considered a place where only demons can play golf.Wind and rain accidentally created a beautiful jagged surface.If you pay attention, you may notice the sound of billions of salt crystals expanding and shrinking in the heat.
Color palette in the valley
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: You can visit Artists Drive, the area with colorful hills, chosen as the setting in Star Wars: A New Hope, or popular TV shows.Oxidation of natural metal deposits in the mountains produces green or blue.
The charcoal kiln, the historical place of Death Valley park: The Wildrose charcoal kiln
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is a historical place of Death Valley.It was built in 1877 to provide fuel used for metallurgy at silver and lead mines.Guests can explore the kiln and hear interesting stories.
A volcanic explosion has left its mark in Death Valley: Ubehebe Crater is
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more than 182 meters deep and 800 meters wide as a result of a massive explosion 300 years ago of a giant volcano. Local tribes call the crater "Tem-pin-tta- Wo Lauah"
, meaning "grassland wolf basket".
Fish live in Death Valley:
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Six species of fish can survive in the saltwater and harsh conditions of Death Valley.One of them is an endangered demon fish.Devil fish only reside in 93 degrees C, where water temperature and oxygen levels are fatal for most other fish.
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