Nopah Range on the Mojave Desert
Dusk falls across the Nopah Range near the border between California and Nevada in these images lensed above the Nopah Range Wilderness. This area contains a desert symphony of dry rugged mountains, hills, and alluvial fans, badlands, playas, plains, and river washes. Creosote, cactuses, yucca, and other desert shrubs cover the bajadas, adding hints of color and life to the barren mountains that rise above the desert.
On the left foreground in this image are the Spring Mountains and over the ridge on the left, you can see a part of the Mesquite Valley. On the horizon in the distance is the Mojave National Preserve with Old Dad Mountain looming over the desert floor. In the middle of the image lay the Mesquite Mountains with the larger Kingston Range in the middle of the image towering over the surrounding wilderness. To the immediate right in the image, rising above the desert sitting alone is the Nopah Range. For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly