Elephant knees butte in Anza-Borrego desert state park. The photo is taken at night and the Milky Way appears above the butte. This is a vertical panorama.

Elephant Knees Butte | Anza Borrego

Despite the heat, on this day I went out to Anza Borrego with a friend. Originally the plan was to drive up Fish Creek Wash and then hike to the wind caves and photograph that under the milky way. However when we got there, I couldn't find a good composition with the caves despite spending quite a bit of time exploring both inside and out. So instead I switched gears and decided to focus on the nearby Elephant Knees butte that was due south and aligned perfectly with the core.

In case you were wondering, the high was 110 in Borrego Springs. When we started the hike it was 106F and I can't say I recommend doing that. But it wasn't as bad as I feared. We still guzzled a ton of water even though the hike was very short.

About the Prints

Edition of 30. Available in the following sizes:

20 x 40 inches

30 x 60 inches

Medium: Archival pigment print with acrylic facemount


This is a pigment print where the front has been directly mounted with an adhesive to a sheet of ultra clear, scratch resistant, and non-reflective acrylic glass. This process is known as face mounting. The acrylic captures light internally resulting in a display with incredible visual depth and vibrancy. With proper lighting, the acrylic print will appear to be back illuminated with the light emanating from the image itself. The print comes ready to hang with a hidden mount on the back that floats the print off the wall.

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