Thursday, October 13, 2016

Malapai Hill, Joshua Tree


This is a photo of Malapai Hill in Joshua Tree National Park(a 2-image pano shot). The photo doesn't really do it justice. As you drive south along Geology Tour Road, you pass the twin peaks of Malapai Hill. The hills really stand out because the rocky material is much darker than the surrounding area. Malapai Hill is thought to be part of an ancient volcano which spewed out lava into an area of lighter-colored granite. Malapai is an Americanization of the Spanish word malpais, which translates to "bad terrain" or "badlands". 


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31 comments:

  1. Any desert scene resonates with me, and this one is very well composed. (Can you imagine a world without deserts?)

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  2. These Badlands make for stunning photographic territory!

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  3. Very beautiful shot of the place.

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  4. Beautiful capture, great accompanying info!

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  5. That's a gorgeous desert landscape.

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  6. Very interesting--- Great shot.

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  7. Bad! BAD Lands!! Good! GOOD pictures!

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  8. I know what you mean about photos not doing a scene justice. It's just never as good as seeing with your own eyes, but your shot is pretty awesome anyway!

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  9. Great pano of the area, I'd have thought Canon would have added a panorama app on their cameras by now, others have it even the smartphones. Never knew that was how the Bad Lands got their name

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  10. Wow, great pano. So different from the pano's I see every day.

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  11. beautiful now...I can't help but imagine what it was like eons ago, when the earth was warmer and much wetter. I can see a dino strolling along that marsh.

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  12. A wonderful reminder of what I have to look forward to as I plan to leave for the desert in a couple of weeks and stay all winter.

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  13. Such a lovely place you live in :-)

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  14. The picture may not do it justice but it is beautiful just the same. : )

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  15. What amazing scenery! Thank you for visiting my blog - The Unknown Journey Ahead

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  16. I know I've said this before, but I just love Joshua Tree. Too bad I moved so far away. - Margy

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  17. The desert view can be very beautiful.

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  18. I have been there. Beautiful image. Lucky you!

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  19. Too beautiful to be called 'Badlands' ... but then the Badlands in Dakota are beautiful in their own way too .... I guess it would be hard to grow anything on the land and that's what people were thinking of. In both cases.

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  20. Hi SP&P, I love the way you say, "The photo doesn't really do it justice." :-) The photo is so awesome that I can't even imagine it! :-) You are truly one of the best photographers I have found in the blogosphere. Thank you, as always, for sharing and for your kind comments on my blog. Wishing you a fine weekend ahead!

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