Travel Photo postcard Death Valley

Travel Photo postcard Death Valley

Death Valley dunes at sunset

Travel Photo postcard – Death Valley

Welcome to the Travel Photo postcard series to get you out on the weekends and hopefully visit some of these wonderful destinations. Some of them maybe easy day road trips or even quick getaways from where you live so I hope this inspires you to see some of the world around you even if its close by to where you live.

Photo postcard at Death Valley National Park

I visited Death Valley early in March hoping to find some wildflower blooms over the desert landscape but I found that it was still to early to come at this time of the year. No worries, there was still so much to see and do while visiting the national park. It is a huge park, with a lot of ground and landscape to drive through so you definitely need more than just a day visiting the park. One of my favorite things to do was hike through some of the major trails that are relatively easy and fast so I can do many of them in a short timeframe.



Travel Photo postcard Death Valley at the natural bridge

The natural bridge walk in Death Valley

One of my favorite experiences was driving through a very long and dusty trail and then hiking to the Natural bridge at Death Valley. The dirt roads really put you in a state of mind of how it would have been done in earlier times through horseback or even in those long busses that toured the valley floor. It is a relatively short hike under a mile round trip to the arch and passing through some amazing rock cliffs and landscape and before you know it you are right there in front of this magnificent scene. You definitely need to go under and through a short distance to capture the best photograph like the image above.


Sunset is magical at Death valley with the amazing golden light streaming through some of the iconic landscape and monuments. It was really hard to decide on one perfect spot, but I chose wisely and made it to the sand dunes just in time to capture some wonderful moments including the first picture and the dune image below. I would definitely go earlier to stake a spot before the hordes come in to do the same photograph, and it really is a long hike through big sand dunes to get to the perfect location.


Travel Photo Friday Death Valley sand dunes

Death Valley sand dunes at sunset



I’m planning on doing a more detailed visit of Death Valley with images soon on this blog of the visit and personal experience, but wanted to share this in my photo postcard inspiration as the first post of this series. Please stay tuned for an updated post on visiting

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18 Responses to Travel Photo postcard Death Valley

  1. Lauren March 30, 2017 at 9:47 am #

    It looks absolutely stunning at sunset! Beautiful photographs. I would love to see it with my own eyes 🙂

    • Noel March 30, 2017 at 9:50 am #

      Yes it is so different and gorgeous here, I loved visiting in Spring but I can only imagine how intense it would be at summer time.

  2. Megan March 28, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

    I live in California and have yet to make it to Death Valley. Maybe now I’ll finally book a trip. I love the gravitas of the place. Thanks for sharing.

    • Noel March 28, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

      Go before it gets too hot to visit, it is worth it!

  3. Megan Jerrard March 28, 2017 at 2:11 am #

    We also travelled with the hope of catching the wild flower blooms, but were too early too. Incredible destination though – your photos captured it perfectly 🙂

    • Noel March 28, 2017 at 3:19 am #

      I really wanted to see some blooms, I might want to try again end of April time frame.

  4. Tami March 27, 2017 at 8:33 am #

    I still haven’t been to Death Valley, and I’ve lived in California for nearly 30 years. Your pictures are beautiful, and it does make me want to take the time to visit, if only to photograph. I did just visit Anza Borrego Desert State Park, and there were beautiful wildflowers blooming there. Is there anything like that in Death Valley?

    • Noel March 27, 2017 at 9:22 am #

      I went a little too early for the desert blooms in the valley but they had a super bloom last year and this year is supposed to be good but not epic, hopefully I can go back in April…road trip?

  5. Vicki Louise March 27, 2017 at 1:47 am #

    Stunning photographs Noel. Death Valley is beautiful and you captured it well – the Dunes look like a landscape from another planet!

  6. Sandy N Vyjay March 26, 2017 at 7:53 pm #

    You have captured the landscapes with stunning effect. The land seems to be from another world and an ideal setting for a Sci-Fi movie. This unreal aura has been captured very well in all the pictures.

    • Noel March 26, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

      The landscape is surreal in so many areas, I’m glad I visited in winter when it was a very cold 85 degrees, have you been?

  7. Debra Schroeder March 26, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

    Nice photos of Death Valley, Noel. Love that sunset shot, nice capture with the hiker and his dog. Looking forward to reading your trip review.

  8. anna March 26, 2017 at 12:54 am #

    Gosh! These photos are incredible. I always look forward to seeing your postcard photos as they are so stunning. Do you sell your photos as prints?

    • Noel March 26, 2017 at 6:42 am #

      No not really I’ve done some licensing of images which is a better process for me Anna.

  9. Anne March 25, 2017 at 11:15 pm #

    It is so hard to believe this is within a few hours of some of the biggest, craziest cities on the plan. Those dunes look fab

    • Noel March 26, 2017 at 6:44 am #

      It’s actually quite a slep to get to Death Valley on the border of California and Nevada, I want to go back for spring blooms

  10. Bilyana | OwlOverTheWorld March 25, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

    Stunning place and awesome pictures. I would love to read more detailed post from your experience.

    • Noel March 26, 2017 at 6:44 am #

      I’ll have that up very soon, thanks for visiting.

I look forward to hearing from you and continuing our discussion with any comment you would like to add

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