Mojave Desert

Death Valley is the lowest place in North America, at 86 metres below sea level.

The Mojave Desert receives less than 25cm of rain a year, and Death Valley less than 5cm.

The Borax mine in Boron, Death Valley is the largest borate mine in the world.

The Mojave Desert is believed to support up to 2,000 different types of plants.

Nine solar plants across the Mojave Desert power 232,500 homes.

The temperatures in Death Valley can reach up to 49°C in summer months.

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Flying at 11,000m - Transforming from a sea to a desert


Flying at 1,000m - A land of extremes


Flying at ground level - The oppressive Death Valley

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