Desert photos

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Sunrise and flowering plant, a beautiful desert southwest scene in Joshua Tree National Park, California
Sunrise and flowering plant, a beautiful desert southwest scene in Joshua Tree National Park, California.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 26729  
Barker Dam, Joshua Tree National Park.  Barker Dam, also known as the Big Horn Dam, is a water-storage facility located in Joshua Tree National Park in California. The dam was constructed by early cattlemen and ranchers. It is situated between Queen Valley and the Wonderland of Rocks near the Wall Street Mill and is a gathering place for desert wildlife
Barker Dam, Joshua Tree National Park. Barker Dam, also known as the Big Horn Dam, is a water-storage facility located in Joshua Tree National Park in California. The dam was constructed by early cattlemen and ranchers. It is situated between Queen Valley and the Wonderland of Rocks near the Wall Street Mill and is a gathering place for desert wildlife.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 26731  
Panorama dimensions: 5645 x 10823
Joshua trees, a species of yucca common in the lower Colorado desert and upper Mojave desert ecosystems, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Joshua trees, a species of yucca common in the lower Colorado desert and upper Mojave desert ecosystems.
Species: Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 26732  
Unidentified yucca or agave, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Unidentified yucca or agave.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 11914  
Sunset and Earth Shadow, Jumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree National Park
Sunset and Earth Shadow, Jumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree National Park.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 26723  
Joshua trees, a species of yucca common in the lower Colorado desert and upper Mojave desert ecosystems, Yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Joshua trees, a species of yucca common in the lower Colorado desert and upper Mojave desert ecosystems.
Species: Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 26724  
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
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.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 26733  
The Milky Way galaxy arcs over Arch Rock on a clear evening in Joshua Tree National Park
The Milky Way galaxy arcs over Arch Rock on a clear evening in Joshua Tree National Park.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 26793  
Ancient granite boulders at Joshua Tree National park, at sunset, Joshua Tree National Park, California
Ancient granite boulders at Joshua Tree National park, at sunset.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 26795  
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.
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
Image ID: 27806  
The Grandstand, standing above dried mud flats, on the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley, Death Valley National Park, California
The Grandstand, standing above dried mud flats, on the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley.
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25318  
Wind turbines provide electricity to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. San Gorgonio pass, San Bernardino mountains, San Gorgonio Pass
Wind turbines provide electricity to Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. San Gorgonio pass, San Bernardino mountains.
Location: San Gorgonio Pass, Palm Springs, California
Image ID: 06856  
Eureka dune grass, and rare and federally endangered species of grass  endemic to the Eureka Valley and Eureka Sand Dunes.  The Last Chance mountains, lit by sunset, as visible in the distance.  Swallenia alexandrae, a perennial grass, grows only in the southern portion of Eureka Valley Sand Dunes, in Inyo County, California, Swallenia alexandrae, Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park
Eureka dune grass, and rare and federally endangered species of grass endemic to the Eureka Valley and Eureka Sand Dunes. The Last Chance mountains, lit by sunset, as visible in the distance. Swallenia alexandrae, a perennial grass, grows only in the southern portion of Eureka Valley Sand Dunes, in Inyo County, California.
Species: Eureka dunegrass, Eureka valley dune grass, Swallenia alexandrae
Location: Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25248  
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
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.
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25266  
Lonely road, Death Valley, Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California
Lonely road, Death Valley.
Location: Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25292  
Salt polygons.  After winter flooding, the salt on the Badwater Basin playa dries into geometric polygonal shapes, Death Valley National Park, California
Salt polygons. After winter flooding, the salt on the Badwater Basin playa dries into geometric polygonal shapes.
Location: Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25293  
Salt polygons.  After winter flooding, the salt on the Badwater Basin playa dries into geometric polygonal shapes, Death Valley National Park, California
Salt polygons. After winter flooding, the salt on the Badwater Basin playa dries into geometric polygonal shapes.
Location: Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25294  
A river of salt flows across Death Valley, toward the lowest point in the United States at Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California
A river of salt flows across Death Valley, toward the lowest point in the United States at Badwater.
Location: Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25300  
West Side Road cuts across the Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park, California
West Side Road cuts across the Badwater Basin.
Location: Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25301  
West Side Road cuts across the Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park, California
West Side Road cuts across the Badwater Basin.
Location: Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25302  
Salt polygons.  After winter flooding, the salt on the Badwater Basin playa dries into geometric polygonal shapes, Death Valley National Park, California
Salt polygons. After winter flooding, the salt on the Badwater Basin playa dries into geometric polygonal shapes.
Location: Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25303  
Salt polygons.  After winter flooding, the salt on the Badwater Basin playa dries into geometric polygonal shapes, Death Valley National Park, California
Salt polygons. After winter flooding, the salt on the Badwater Basin playa dries into geometric polygonal shapes.
Location: Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25304  
Salt polygons.  After winter flooding, the salt on the Badwater Basin playa dries into geometric polygonal shapes, Death Valley National Park, California
Salt polygons. After winter flooding, the salt on the Badwater Basin playa dries into geometric polygonal shapes.
Location: Badwater, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25305  
Sailing stone on the Death Valley 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
Sailing stone on the Death Valley 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.
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25328  
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
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.
Location: Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25330  
Dried tree and barren, arid mud flats, Eureka Valley, Death Valley National Park, California
Dried tree and barren, arid mud flats, Eureka Valley.
Location: Eureka Valley, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25337  
Dried mud, arid land, Eureka Valley, Death Valley National Park, California
Dried mud, arid land, Eureka Valley.
Location: Eureka Valley, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25338  
Dried mud, arid land, Eureka Valley, Death Valley National Park, California
Dried mud, arid land, Eureka Valley.
Location: Eureka Valley, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25339  
Volcanic debris, small lava rocks scattered about the Eureka Valley, Death Valley National Park, California
Volcanic debris, small lava rocks scattered about the Eureka Valley.
Location: Eureka Valley, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25340  
Spring wildflower blooms on the Eureka sand dunes, Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California
Spring wildflower blooms on the Eureka sand dunes.
Location: Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California
Image ID: 25342  
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