Borrego Badlands Milky Way


A late-summer view of the Milky Way in juxtaposition with Ricardo Breceda’s giant sculpture of a Woolly Mammoth.  The glow along the bottom of the photo is a distant San Diego.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Borrego Springs, California.

The Sun rises over the Borrego Badlands


Here’s my follow-up photo of the Borrego Badlands taken a few moments after the sun broke the eastern horizon to give you an idea of how deep the arroyos are.

Looking far to the east is the Salton Sea, which today sits 235 feet BELOW sea level. From one to 5 million years ago, the Borrego Badlands were the bottom of an ancient sea..