Scenes from Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park, California

By RON LIZZI - GoOutsideBook.com

 

 

Here are 16 photos from Joshua Tree National Park in California.

 

While this park is named for the Joshua tree, it offers far more than its namesake yuccas, including remarkable rock formations, striking flora, and brilliant night skies.

 

These photos were taken in mid-April.

 

The first and last photos appear in the book Go Outside and Come Back Better.

Joshua trees at sunset, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua trees at sunset

 

Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Arch Rock

 

Arch Rock vicinity, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Arch Rock vicinity

 

Joshua trees at sunset, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua trees at sunset

 

Cap Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Cap Rock and Joshua tree

 

Scull Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Skull Rock

 

Joshua trees at sunrise, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua trees at sunrise

 

Jumbo Rocks vicinity, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Jumbo Rocks vicinity

 

Jumbo Rocks vicinity, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Jumbo Rocks vicinity

 

Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Cholla Cactus Garden

 

Split Rock, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Split Rock

 

Joshua trees at sunset, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua trees at sunset

 

Ocotillo, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Ocotillo

 

Ocotillo flowers and branches, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Ocotillo flowers and branches

 

Ocotillo flowers and thorns, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Ocotillo flowers and thorns

 

Western fence lizard in Hideen Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, California

Western fence lizard (about 8 inches / 20 centimeters long)

 

 

 

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