The Rugged Landscapes of the USA
Bodie Ghost Town, California
The ghost town at Bodie is one of those iconic American scenes that immediately draws your imagination into stories of gold and oil prospectors. Bodie is east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California and began to boom after a discovery of gold in 1876. By 1915 its population of 10,000 people had all but left.
The car is a '37 Chevy Coupe, so I’m told, most other things are older.
Tufa, the unusual rock formations that jut out of Mono Lake in California's Eastern Sierra, are famous for their otherworldly beauty. In the photo, the full moon is seen rising on the far side of the lake.
Monument Valley in Colorado is a truly amazing place where nature has quite literally created sculptures in the desert that stand up to 1,000 feet high. Thanks to movie director John Ford, the area has come to define the popular image of the American West.
Palm Springs in the Distance