A lone Joshua Tree in Joshua Tree National Park, California
Located in southeastern California, east of Palm Springs, lies the fabled Joshua Tree National Park.
Within the National Park, visitors are treated to thousands of Joshua Trees scattered across the dry desert grasslands. The Joshua Tree is a distinct plant species native to the region and found primarily in the Mojave Desert. It was the first time we had ever seen the cactus-like tree.
We visited the park mid-day, which is the worst time of day to capture proper light, especially in the desert. Most of the photos were turning out white washed, so I decided to switch things up and hit the sun directly. It turned out to be one of my favourite pictures from the afternoon.
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