photographing a sailing stone on the racetrack - death valley

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photographing a sailing stone on the racetrack - death valley

A photographer set-up a tripod to take photos of one of the Sailing Stones on the Racetrack dry lake in Death Valley (California)

Sailing stones are rocks that move in long tracks on the smooth and perfectly flat surface of a dry lake, without human or animal intervention.­ The rocks are most likely propelled by strong winds while entrapped in floating ice sheets (or icebergs), after winter rains flooded the dry lake and made the mud soft and slippery.­

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February 8, 2012
Racetrack Valley Rd, Death Valley National Park, Death Valley, CA, USA