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In this low-sea-level basin, persistent drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes.

Nevertheless, each extreme has an interesting contrast.  In winter the highest peak is covered with snow

Rare rain storms bring vast fields of wildflowers.

Oases are havens for small fish and wildlife and for humans. 

Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life thrives in Death Valley.

The park's diverse wildlife includes bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and coyotes.  There is also an impressive variety of birds