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/

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/

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