Photographer's Note

A Joshua Tree silhouette at sunrise at Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave desert in southern California.

I had to wake up at 5 a.m. to get this view. I was camping on a cold morning in the southern part of the park and wanted to watch the sunrise in the northern part of the park, where the picturesque Joshua Trees are located. The southern part of the park is at a much lower elevation (3,000 feet) and has different vegetation than the northwestern part (about 4,400 feet elevation). It's a huge park (70 miles by 30 miles, or about 100 km by 50 km), so takes awhile to drive from one side to the other.

The park is great for hiking, rock-climbing, viewing the stars at night, and seeing desert wildflowers in the spring. From http://www.joshua.tree.national-park.com/info.htm#tree: The Joshua tree is a giant member of the lily family. Native Americans used it to make baskets and sandals and they ate the raw or roasted flower buds and seeds. Settlers in the 1800s used the limbs and truncks for fencing and corrals. From me: the strange, unique shapes of Joshua Trees are what makes this national park a gem.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Dave Bjostad (Bjostad) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 71] (306)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2005-11-27
  • Categories: Natura
  • Naświetlenie: f/4, 1/30 sekund
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  • Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
  • Date Submitted: 2006-12-05 17:54
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Points: 22
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