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
|Location||Joshua Tree National Park, CA|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 28mm f/2.8|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3831 x 2495 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|