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Cholla cactus, brittlebush, ocotillo and various cacti and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Opuntia, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Tiny hikers atop Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park, California.  Near Stovepipe Wells lies a region of sand dunes, some of them hundreds of feet tall Mesquite Dunes sunrise, dawn, clouds and morning sky, sand dunes, Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California
Cholla cactus, brittlebush, ocotillo and various cacti and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon. Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months. Desert Photo.
Image ID: 10975  
Species: Opuntia, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Tiny hikers atop Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park, California. Near Stovepipe Wells lies a region of sand dunes, some of them hundreds of feet tall. Desert Picture.
Image ID: 15577  
Location: Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Mesquite Dunes sunrise, dawn, clouds and morning sky, sand dunes. Stock Photography of Desert.
Image ID: 28689  
Location: Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Rainbow and clearing storm clouds, sunrise light on Manly Beacon, Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. The Milky Way galaxy arches over Arch Rock on a clear evening in Joshua Tree National Park Racetrack sailing stone and star trails.  A sliding rock of the Racetrack Playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter, Death Valley National Park, California
Rainbow and clearing storm clouds, sunrise light on Manly Beacon, Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California. Photograph of Desert.
Image ID: 27660  
Location: Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
The Milky Way galaxy arches over Arch Rock on a clear evening in Joshua Tree National Park. Desert Photos.
Image ID: 26792  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Racetrack sailing stone and star trails. A sliding rock of the Racetrack Playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter Desert Image.
Image ID: 27671  
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Milky Way at Night over Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park
Milky Way at Night over Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park Professional stock photos of Desert.
Image ID: 30220  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 4709 x 9140
 
Sailing stone on the Racetrack Playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter, Death Valley National Park, California Joshua Tree National Park, California Venus sets over Manley Beacon and the Panamint Mountains, viewed from Zabriskie Point, landscape lit by a full moon, evening, stars, Death Valley National Park, California
Sailing stone on the Racetrack Playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter Pictures of Desert.
Image ID: 27689  
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Desert Photo.
Image ID: 28426  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Venus sets over Manley Beacon and the Panamint Mountains, viewed from Zabriskie Point, landscape lit by a full moon, evening, stars Desert Picture.
Image ID: 28677  
Location: Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Mesquite Dunes sunrise, dawn, clouds and morning sky, sand dunes, Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California Joshua Trees in early morning light, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park Eureka Valley Dune Evening Primrose.  A federally endangered plant, Oenothera californica eurekensis is a perennial herb that produces white flowers from April to June. These flowers turn red as they age. The Eureka Dunes evening-primrose is found only in the southern portion of Eureka Valley Sand Dunes system in Indigo County, California, Oenothera californica eurekensis, Death Valley National Park
Mesquite Dunes sunrise, dawn, clouds and morning sky, sand dunes. Stock Photography of Desert.
Image ID: 28680  
Location: Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Joshua Trees in early morning light. Photograph of Desert.
Image ID: 22112  
Species: Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Eureka Valley Dune Evening Primrose. A federally endangered plant, Oenothera californica eurekensis is a perennial herb that produces white flowers from April to June. These flowers turn red as they age. The Eureka Dunes evening-primrose is found only in the southern portion of Eureka Valley Sand Dunes system in Indigo County, California. Desert Photos.
Image ID: 25237  
Species: Eureka Valley Dune Evening Primrose, Oenothera californica eurekensis
Location: Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Sunrise in Joshua Tree National Park, Yucca brevifolia Brittlebush blooms in spring, Palm Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Sunset on the Last Chance Mountain Range, seen from Eureka Valley Sand Dunes, Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California
Sunrise in Joshua Tree National Park. Desert Image.
Image ID: 22100  
Species: Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Brittlebush blooms in spring, Palm Canyon, Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Professional stock photos of Desert.
Image ID: 24304  
Species: Brittlebush, Encelia farinosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Sunset on the Last Chance Mountain Range, seen from Eureka Valley Sand Dunes. Pictures of Desert.
Image ID: 25238  
Location: Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Sunset and boulders, Joshua Tree National Park.  Sunset lights the giant boulders and rock formations near Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree N.P This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Sunset and boulders, Joshua Tree National Park. Sunset lights the giant boulders and rock formations near Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree N.P. Desert Photo.
Image ID: 26719  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 5493 x 10035
 
Boulders and sunset in Joshua Tree National Park.  The warm sunlight gently lights unusual boulder formations at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park, California Joshua Trees silhouetted against predawn sunrise light, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park Racetrack Playa, an ancient lake now dried and covered with dessicated mud, Death Valley National Park, California
Boulders and sunset in Joshua Tree National Park. The warm sunlight gently lights unusual boulder formations at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park, California. Desert Picture.
Image ID: 26726  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Joshua Trees silhouetted against predawn sunrise light. Stock Photography of Desert.
Image ID: 22115  
Species: Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Racetrack Playa, an ancient lake now dried and covered with dessicated mud. Photograph of Desert.
Image ID: 25263  
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
The Milky Way galaxy arcs above Arch Rock, panoramic photograph, cylindrical projection, Joshua Tree National Park, California Eureka Dunes.  The Eureka Valley Sand Dunes are California's tallest sand dunes, and one of the tallest in the United States.  Rising 680' above the floor of the Eureka Valley, the Eureka sand dunes are home to several endangered species, as well as "singing sand" that makes strange sounds when it shifts.  Located in the remote northern portion of Death Valley National Park, the Eureka Dunes see very few visitors Star trails and Arch Rock. Polaris, the North Star, is at the center of the circular arc star trails as they pass above this natural stone archway in Joshua Tree National Park, Alabama Hills Recreational Area
The Milky Way galaxy arcs above Arch Rock, panoramic photograph, cylindrical projection. Desert Photos.
Image ID: 26848  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 6121 x 10275
 
Eureka Dunes. The Eureka Valley Sand Dunes are California's tallest sand dunes, and one of the tallest in the United States. Rising 680' above the floor of the Eureka Valley, the Eureka sand dunes are home to several endangered species, as well as "singing sand" that makes strange sounds when it shifts. Located in the remote northern portion of Death Valley National Park, the Eureka Dunes see very few visitors. Desert Image.
Image ID: 25250  
Location: Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Star trails and Arch Rock. Polaris, the North Star, is at the center of the circular arc star trails as they pass above this natural stone archway in Joshua Tree National Park. Professional stock photos of Desert.
Image ID: 27709  
Location: Alabama Hills Recreational Area, California, USA
 
The Milky Way Galaxy shines in the night sky with a Joshua Tree silhouetted in the foreground, Joshua Tree National Park, California
The Milky Way Galaxy shines in the night sky with a Joshua Tree silhouetted in the foreground. Pictures of Desert.
Image ID: 27805  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Joshua Tree National Park, Milky Way and Moon, Shooting Star, Comet Panstarrs, Impending Dawn This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Joshua Tree National Park, Milky Way and Moon, Shooting Star, Comet Panstarrs, Impending Dawn. Desert Photo.
Image ID: 28408  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 4205 x 10821
 
Live Oak and Milky Way, rocks and stars, Joshua Tree National Park at night Full moon over Zabriskie Point landscape, Death Valley National Park, California Mesquite Dunes sunrise, dawn, clouds and morning sky, sand dunes, Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California
Live Oak and Milky Way, rocks and stars, Joshua Tree National Park at night Desert Picture.
Image ID: 28417  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 4848 x 7431
 
Full moon over Zabriskie Point landscape Stock Photography of Desert.
Image ID: 28676  
Location: Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Mesquite Dunes sunrise, dawn, clouds and morning sky, sand dunes. Photograph of Desert.
Image ID: 28688  
Location: Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
A sliding rock of the Racetrack Playa.  The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud.  The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter, Death Valley National Park, California Perseid Meteor Shower over Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, Aug 13, 2014
A sliding rock of the Racetrack Playa. The sliding rocks, or sailing stones, move across the mud flats of the Racetrack Playa, leaving trails behind in the mud. The explanation for their movement is not known with certainty, but many believe wind pushes the rocks over wet and perhaps icy mud in winter. Desert Photos.
Image ID: 25239  
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Perseid Meteor Shower over Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, Aug 13, 2014 Desert Image.
Image ID: 31144  
Location: Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 


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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Abronia villosa
Agave deserti
Camissonia claviformis
Dipsosaurus dorsalis
Encelia farinosa
Ferocactus cylindraceus
Fouquieria splendens
Hesperocallis undulata
Lupinus arizonicus
Nolina parryi
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Opuntia bigelovii
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