Here is a recap of theJoshua Tree National Park photo shoot.
The drive to the park took a few hours through desolate desert roads, but once we arrived the terrain completely changed and the temperature dropped to a crisp 40° F. Yucca trees started cropping up one by one, so we knew we were getting close.
We took a trail calledBarker Dam Trail, hoping to catch a shot of the lake. The lake was dried up at this point, but the scenery was amazing.
Next we took the "Skull Rock Trail" where we saw the namesake rock.
Travelling down the Pinto Basin Road, we spotted a garden of glowing yellow cacti called the Cholla Cactus Garden. We promptly stopped for another photo shoot. The cacti are called the Teddy Bear Cholla after their soft bristles. They only grow in between the transition of the Mojave and the Colorado deserts.
Check the final photos under our "Nature Photography Series", including Giant Marbles, Yucca Tree, and Jumbo Rock.
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