W9JIM - Jim Doss' photos


  • Mexican Ring Toss

    Playing with some local kids in the area pool.

  • Milkvetch

    A little bundle of Milkvetch grows among the rocks and sand of Death Valley National Park. There are several species of Milkvetch that grow in the DVNP region. I'm unsure as to which one this is. Possibly Newberry Milkvetch, Astragalus newberri

  • End of the Road

    Exploring a mine I've never been to in Death Valley National Park. There aren't many. Drove to the end of the road and hiked the last little bit to the mine. Not much vegetation in this view, except some low scrub and a handful of small Joshua Trees.


  • Eye Contact

    Red Diamond Rattlesnake Crotalus ruber Taken from about 5 feet away. Tecate, California.

  • Hidden Valley Panorama

    Death Valley National Park. Eleven shot panorama stitched in Photoshop.

  • Giant Desert Asparagus

    Giant Desert Asparagus, asparagus officinalis gigantus var. deserti, is a rare plant, growing only in the deserts of southern California. They can grow up to ten feet tall. This specimen is just a tad over six feet. They are a favorite food of the des…


  • Hidden Valley Pictograph Shelter

    A deeper look into the Hidden Valley Pictograph Shelter. This glyph is painted on the roof of the small cave-like shelter.

  • Desert Lily

    Back from my 15th annual trip to Death Valley National Park. Unlike last year, wildflowers were few and far between. This Desert Lily was shot near Twenty-Nine Palms on the way home. Desert Lily Hesperocallis undulata

  • Badwater Jim - Road Trip

    Making my annual trip to DVNP. My 15th year. Back soon! Photo taken in 2003 at Badwater. Notice the sign says 280 feet below sea level, which is correct for Badwater. These days the sign reads "282 feet below" which is about three miles out on the pl…


  • Feather

    Detail from the Hidden Valley Pictograph Shelter in Death Valley National Park. I have no idea if this is supposed to represent a feather or not.

  • Hidden Valley Pictograph Shelter

    What an awesome rock art site! Rock art is not uncommon in Death Valley National Park,especially petroglyphs, but finding a site with such vividly colored pictographs was a surprise, indeed!

  • Peace

    You rarely find rock art on quartzite. Death Valley National Park


  • Getting Closer

    The Cottonwood Mountains don't look much bigger, but we've hiked about a mile.

  • Start of a Hike

    Cross country hike to a rock art site in Death Valley National Park.

  • Fallen

    I've had all I can stand, and I can't stand no more. Hunter Mountain area, Death Valley National Park.


  • GoNoMo

    An old dump truck rests peacefully at an abandoned mine in Death Valley National Park.

  • The Calmet

    The Calmet Mine was worked for Wollastonite, a calcium silicate used in porcelain products. It is estimated that the area contains over 200 million tons of the mineral, but only about 10,000 tons of it was produced during the 1960s. en.wikipedia.org/wik…

  • Waterin' Hole

    They must have run cattle around here at some point in time.


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