Joshua Tree, California (II)

SEPTEMBER 2003 – A Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) stands in the barren steppe of the Joshua Tree National Park in California, USA. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

And here’s another image from our visit to the Joshua Tree National Park in California, again showing the (not so secret) hero of the park: The Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia).

It’s fascinating to see how both plants and animals have adapted to the extreme weather conditions: temperatures range from 3 °C in winter nights to 37 °C on summer days. Add to this six days with rain per year (on average), and one starts to understand how hostile this place can be.


The high resolution image

Capture Date10-SEP-2003
LocationJoshua Tree National Park, CA
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3831 x 2495 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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