Image no. DVNP0101: Deserted. Nikon D7000, 18-200mm at 27mm, f4.5, 1/80 sec., ISO 160. Image specs: 4928 × 3264 pixels, 3.8 MB file size.
Everyone else at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park were at the edge of the pavement, watching the sunset and taking pictures. As I started to pack up my gear, I turned around and saw this kid, seemingly abandoned in a harsh land, with the last light of the sun illuminating the forbidding desert of the Funeral Mountains behind him. I quickly took this shot, just as he was yawning, and seconds later his mother walked into the frame and picked him up.