The coyote was looking for a handout near our car.
Tracks in the morning on sand dunes.
Beautiful lizard tracks on sand dunes in the morning. Unfortunately I can't be sure of the species, however it looks like the Western Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris) - see plate 71 in Mark Elbroch's book "Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California".
Numerous track patterns of this rattlesnake over the sand dunes in the morning. Unfortunately (or fortunately?), I couldn't find the actual animal.
Spotted this beetle scuttling towards the shelter of bushes in the morning sun. The substrate was sand dunes.
This shot was taken just after a light rain on highway 267 (Scotty's Castle Road), just north of 190. (Calflora)
The green plant next to it is interesting too. Those white spots are tiny flowers the size of a small freckle. They were all over, but they were too small for my camera to get a good shot of. (Calflora)
Looking towards the horizon, the valley floor seemed to be a lush prairie of solid daisies, but looking down, the ground was mostly rocks, sand and bare dirt sprinkled with plants here and there. The Desert Gold plants were at least a couple feet apart and stood about thigh high. They were also probably the largest flowers. Many of the other blooms were no larger than the fingernail on my pinky and some were about the size of a freckle. Too bad I didn't have a better macro lens. (Calflora)
Found along highway 267 in Death Valley, near the road to Titus Canyon. These blossoms are cup shaped and if you look down inside you'll see five red spots. (Calflora)
Taken at the entrance to the canyon leading to Natural Bridge. (Calflora)
Death Valley National Park at the 2000 FT marker along Highway 190 approaching the Panamint Valley from the west. (Calflora)
Desert Gold (Calflora)
This flower was about the size of a thumbnail. It may have been smaller but it couldn't have been too small or my camera couldn't have gotten this shot. (Calflora)
I'm pretty sure this is from the Panamint Valley, along Highway 190. Death Valley National Park. (Calflora)
Dead on trail.
Above 8000' elevation in the Sierra Mtns, along hiking trail, between Onion Valley campground and Kearsage Pass.
at Onion Valley campground
at Onion Valley campground
singing at Onion Valley campground
Calthaleaf Phacelia. Death Valley National Park, California. (Calflora)
First horned lizard ever seen in the wild. Wish we could have gotten some insitu shots but it would not sit still so we caught and took a few pics then let it go on its way. My daughter fell in love with this lizard so it was hard for her to say goodbye.
Another of many of these seen while in Death Valley, the most common lizard seen this trip.
This was the first lizard seen on our first family trip to Death Valley. It was sunning on a rock outside the visitor center, temp was already in the low 80's. interesting pattern/color on this one compared to the ones down in San Diego.
Best looking Desert Collared Lizard I have ever see in the wild. Nice adult male basking in early morning sun of Death Valley on our first family trip there in May 2010.
not 100% certain but seems right. I think there may also be some salicornia.
Not 100% sure of ID. But, they were everywhere that year. It was the wettest year in i think over 100 years in death valley and the big dry lake at the bottom mostly filled up!
April 2005, exact date unc.