Here's the famous shark-fin peak you encounter entering Death Valley NP from the east shot just as the sun rose over the mountains behind me. "The location was named after Christian Brevoort Zabriskie, vice-president and general manager of the Pacific Coast Borax Company in the early 20th century. The company's twenty-mule teams were used to transport borax from its mining operations in Death Valley."
"Zabriskie Point is also the name of a 1970 movie by Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni; its soundtrack features music by British band Pink Floyd and Jerry Garcia."
Thank you Wikipedia for the quotes above.