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The Racetrack by narmansk8 The Racetrack by narmansk8
The Racetrack in Death Valley National Park is one of the most interesting and odd places I have been. On this dry lake bed these rocks, some weighing upward of 100+ pounds, carve trenches into the playa as they move sometimes over a mile. This process is still not completely understood and remains a mystery still to today.

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geoffwoods Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
lovely image
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Hello! :iconwavesplz:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal--->[link]

Have a great week! :iconwindanceplz:
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing shot! such a lovely angle as well as some intense deep colour. well done :)
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SorenWrang Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Featured in "Best of Photography - February 2010": [link] .

Congratulations =)
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narmansk8 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
THank you!
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porbital Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010   Photographer
I'd like to give a feature to you [link]

Pete
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narmansk8 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
cool thank you!
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justeline Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing different versions of that amazing place. Loved this one, the composition is spot on and that sky is a dream!
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zelos22 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
awesome. such a fascinating place :). "How the Earth Was Made" recently had a Death Valley episode and talked about this. some geologists think the rocks travel during a rainstorm since the mud there becomes super slick so the rocks slide across. its a natural windtunnel there so the theory is the wind pushes them during a storm. but still, nobody has witnessed it in person =P
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narmansk8 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
I did see that. It was a great show. I had heard that theory as well before I went out there, but after going out there I am just not sure that is the full story because there are some rocks that are extremely flat and it wouldnt have alot of resistence to the wind. I dont know tho. Thank you :)
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StormLights Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Featured here : [link]
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narmansk8 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Thank you!
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StormLights Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
No problem ;)
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
dangit, i wana go there. Its pretty much a geologists wet dream... A rocky wet dream.
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narmansk8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
and a photographers too!

Hot....
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Raymaker Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Agreed!
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pestilence Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
I wish one day I get the chance to shoot this phenomenon :)
Lovely work Nolan! :)
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foureyes Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
:+fav: Wonderful photo
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narmansk8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Thank you very much!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
That's really crazy how the rocks move, there's another universe out there and this photo I believe captures part of the evidence, not to mention it's a beautiful shot. Best from you for sure:)
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narmansk8 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
THanks alot!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Fascinating! You captured the intrigue quite well here.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great texture along the landscape floor, and a strong, simple compo with the rock, and track.
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Koffee-Krazy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist
wait, so it was that rock that made that mark in the ground from moving over thousands of years?
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Faminefoot Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
OMFG SO COOL
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collectiveone Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Nice one dude. Hate your Phayce!
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danielion Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool photo and geography lesson. =)
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StormLights Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
That's incredible !
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional
I locw these and hope to see one in person someday
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
i seriously need to go here, this place always amazes me with photos...great composition and colors
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
I really like this one, have not had the pleasure to visit this landscape before.
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szigler511 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
I am so jealous. I must get there!
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Dani-Lefrancois Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
soo cool!! great light Nolan!!! :clap:
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benjamin-charles Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Lip-PHayce
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