Midday, Mojave Desert

Joshua Tree National Park, California

The cloudless sky, the distant mountains, the desert flora, and the absence of any visible activity all come together to reveal the beauty and the tranquility of a desert landscape. The Joshua trees here identify the sun-soaked scenery as part of the American Southwest; the Mojave Desert is the only place in the world where the Yucca brevifolia can be found. Photo © copyright by WG Phelan.