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Eureka Dunes.  The Eureka 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, Death Valley National Park Arid and barren mud flats, dried mud, with the tall Eureka Dunes in the distance, Eureka Valley, Death Valley National Park, California Dune primrose (white) and sand verbena (purple) bloom in spring in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, mixing in a rich display of desert color.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Oenothera deltoides, Abronia villosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Eureka Dunes. The Eureka 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. Desert Photo.
Image ID: 25251  
Location: Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Arid and barren mud flats, dried mud, with the tall Eureka Dunes in the distance. Desert Picture.
Image ID: 25281  
Location: Eureka Valley, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Dune primrose (white) and sand verbena (purple) bloom in spring in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, mixing in a rich display of desert color. Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Stock Photography of Desert.
Image ID: 10459  
Species: Dune Evening Primrose, Sand Verbena, Oenothera deltoides, Abronia villosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Sand verbena carpets sand dunes and washes in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.  Sand verbena blooms throughout the Colorado Desert following rainy winters, Abronia villosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Desert Lily blooms in the sandy soils of the Colorado Desert.  It is fragrant and its flowers are similar to cultivated Easter lilies, Hesperocallis undulata, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Salt polygons.  After winter flooding, the salt on the Badwater Basin playa dries into geometric polygonal shapes, Death Valley National Park, California
Sand verbena carpets sand dunes and washes in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Sand verbena blooms throughout the Colorado Desert following rainy winters. Photograph of Desert.
Image ID: 10462  
Species: Sand verbena, Abronia villosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Desert Lily blooms in the sandy soils of the Colorado Desert. It is fragrant and its flowers are similar to cultivated Easter lilies. Desert Photos.
Image ID: 10543  
Species: Desert lily, Hesperocallis undulata
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Salt polygons. After winter flooding, the salt on the Badwater Basin playa dries into geometric polygonal shapes. Desert Image.
Image ID: 25259  
Location: Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Sunrise at Zabriskie Point, Manly Beacon is lit by the morning sun while dark clouds lie on the horizon, Death Valley National Park, California Arch Rock and star trails, impending dawn, Joshua Tree National Park, California Sand verbena carpets sand dunes and washes in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.  Sand verbena blooms throughout the Colorado Desert following rainy winters, Abronia villosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Sunrise at Zabriskie Point, Manly Beacon is lit by the morning sun while dark clouds lie on the horizon. Professional stock photos of Desert.
Image ID: 25257  
Location: Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Arch Rock and star trails, impending dawn. Pictures of Desert.
Image ID: 28415  
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Sand verbena carpets sand dunes and washes in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Sand verbena blooms throughout the Colorado Desert following rainy winters. Desert Photo.
Image ID: 10492  
Species: Sand verbena, Abronia villosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Sand verbena blooms in spring in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.  Sand verbena blooms throughout the Colorado Desert following rainy winters, Abronia villosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Sand verbena blooms in spring in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.  Sand verbena blooms throughout the Colorado Desert following rainy winters, Abronia villosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Brown-eyed primrose blooms in spring in the Colorado Desert following heavy winter rains.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Camissonia claviformis, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Sand verbena blooms in spring in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Sand verbena blooms throughout the Colorado Desert following rainy winters. Desert Picture.
Image ID: 10493  
Species: Sand verbena, Abronia villosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Sand verbena blooms in spring in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Sand verbena blooms throughout the Colorado Desert following rainy winters. Stock Photography of Desert.
Image ID: 10497  
Species: Sand verbena, Abronia villosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Brown-eyed primrose blooms in spring in the Colorado Desert following heavy winter rains. Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Photograph of Desert.
Image ID: 10522  
Species: Brown-eyed primrose, Camissonia claviformis
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Hardened mud playa and sand dunes, dawn, Mesquite dunes, Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California Wind turbines, rise above the flat floor of the San Gorgonio Pass near Palm Springs, with snow covered Mount San Jacinto in the background, provide electricity to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley Barrel cactus, Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California
Hardened mud playa and sand dunes, dawn, Mesquite dunes. Desert Photos.
Image ID: 28678  
Location: Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Wind turbines, rise above the flat floor of the San Gorgonio Pass near Palm Springs, with snow covered Mount San Jacinto in the background, provide electricity to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. Desert Image.
Image ID: 22209  
Location: San Gorgonio Pass, Palm Springs, California, USA
 
Barrel cactus, Glorietta Canyon. Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months. Professional stock photos of Desert.
Image ID: 10905  
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Dune primrose (white) and sand verbena (purple) bloom in spring in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, mixing in a rich display of desert color.  Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Oenothera deltoides, Abronia villosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Red barrel cactus detail, spines on top of the cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Borrego Springs, California Eureka Sand Dunes, infrared black and white.  The Eureka 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, Death Valley National Park
Dune primrose (white) and sand verbena (purple) bloom in spring in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, mixing in a rich display of desert color. Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Pictures of Desert.
Image ID: 20464  
Species: Dune Evening Primrose, Sand Verbena, Oenothera deltoides, Abronia villosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Red barrel cactus detail, spines on top of the cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Desert Photo.
Image ID: 24308  
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Eureka Sand Dunes, infrared black and white. The Eureka 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. Desert Picture.
Image ID: 25278  
Location: Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. 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, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Sunrise 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
Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by. Stock Photography of Desert.
Image ID: 26773  
Species: Teddy-bear Cholla, Opuntia bigelovii
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
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. Photograph of Desert.
Image ID: 10938  
Species: Brittlebush, Encelia farinosa, Fouquieria splendens
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Sunrise 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 Desert Photos.
Image ID: 27701  
Location: Racetrack Playa, 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 This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. 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 Joshua trees and star trails, moonlit night. The Joshua Tree is a species of yucca common in the lower Colorado desert and upper Mojave desert ecosystems, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park
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: 25243  
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley 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 Professional stock photos of Desert.
Image ID: 27668  
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Joshua trees and star trails, moonlit night. The Joshua Tree is a species of yucca common in the lower Colorado desert and upper Mojave desert ecosystems. Pictures of Desert.
Image ID: 27710  
Species: Joshua Tree, Yucca brevifolia
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Mesquite Dunes sunrise, dawn, clouds and morning sky, sand dunes, Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California Mesquite Dunes sunrise, dawn, clouds and morning sky, sand dunes, Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California Mesquite Dunes sunrise, Death Valley, Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California
Mesquite Dunes sunrise, dawn, clouds and morning sky, sand dunes. Desert Photo.
Image ID: 28681  
Location: Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Mesquite Dunes sunrise, dawn, clouds and morning sky, sand dunes. Desert Picture.
Image ID: 28682  
Location: Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Mesquite Dunes sunrise, Death Valley Stock Photography of Desert.
Image ID: 28690  
Location: Stovepipe Wells, Death Valley National Park, California, USA
 
Wind turbines, rise above the flat floor of the San Gorgonio Pass near Palm Springs, with snow covered Mount San Jacinto in the background, provide electricity to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley Parry's Nolina, or Giant Nolina, a flowering plant native to southern California and Arizona founds in deserts and mountains to 6200'. It can reach 6' in height with its flowering inflorescence reaching 12', Nolina parryi, Joshua Tree National Park Desert iguana, one of the most common lizards of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, Dipsosaurus dorsalis, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Wind turbines, rise above the flat floor of the San Gorgonio Pass near Palm Springs, with snow covered Mount San Jacinto in the background, provide electricity to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. Photograph of Desert.
Image ID: 22205  
Location: San Gorgonio Pass, Palm Springs, California, USA
 
Parry's Nolina, or Giant Nolina, a flowering plant native to southern California and Arizona founds in deserts and mountains to 6200'. It can reach 6' in height with its flowering inflorescence reaching 12'. Desert Photos.
Image ID: 26727  
Species: Parry's Nolina, Nolina parryi
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Desert iguana, one of the most common lizards of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. Desert Image.
Image ID: 26728  
Species: Northern Desert Iguana, Dipsosaurus dorsalis
Location: 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
Oenothera californica eurekensis
Oenothera deltoides
Opuntia bigelovii
Opuntia sp.
Swallenia alexandrae
Yucca brevifolia

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