Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California’s Mojave Desert, the lowest, driest, and hottest area in North America. Death Valley’s Badwater Basin is the point of the lowest elevation in North America, at 282 feet below sea level. The hottest air temperature ever recorded in Death Valley was 134°F on July 10, 1913, which is the hottest atmospheric temperature ever recorded on earth. Needless to say, February is a much better time to go to this unearthly-like place. Pictures, nor foolish adjectives can even come close to describing a place that, in many ways, is unlike any place else on earth. The Great Rift Valley in Africa, many people say, is the only place that comes close. I’ve been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to travel to places like this with highly talented photographers, like John Barclay, Chuck Kimmerle and Dan Sniffin.