Creative Desert Images

The vast open spaces, oases, and otherworldly forms of the desolate desert landscape have a special place in my heart. Perhaps it's the significant portion of my childhood that I spent playing in the sand and exploring canyons, but I have now come to appreciate the marvelous diversity found in the deserts including the variety of wildlife, desert blooms, and cacti that thrive under the hot sun.
Blooming Cactus, Owen's Valley, Desert
Desert Flowers and Rain, Anza-Borrego State Park, California Desert
Desert Dance Spring Cactus Flowers, Anza-Borrego State Park, California, hedgehog cactus, echinocereus, ocotillo, Fougui
Desert Lily, Anza-Borrego State Park, California, Hesperocallis undulata, wildflowers
Silly Burrowing Owl Antics (Athene cunicularia), Salton Sea, California,
Sunset Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California
Fluorescent Minerals, Darwin Mines, California, fluorescent treasures, scheelite, fluorite,
Joshua Tree Light Painting at Night, Joshua Tree National Park, California, lost spirits,
Climber and Lichen, Vantage, Washington,
Basalt Columns near Ancient Lakes, Potholes Coulee, Eastern Washington, scablands
View of Death Valley, Barrel Cactus, California, panorama
Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, sandscape, sensual
Cacti and Palm Oasis, Anza-Borrego State Park, California Desert
Black and White Stones and Lenticular Cloud, Owens Valley, California, sleeping stones, ghosts, sierra wave
Star Trails over the Racetrack, Death Valley National Park, California, rocks racing stars, north star, playa, moving ro
Flooded Badwater Salt Polygons, Death Valley National Park, California, infinity, salt, lake manly
Breccia Mosaic, Canyon, Death Valley National Park
Pink Mesquite Sand Dunes Abstract, Death Valley National Park, California, the sandbox
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus), Owens Valley, California, owens river,
Joshua Trees and Milky Way Light Painting, Antelope Valley, California, another world,
Golden Sunlight on Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California,
Lone Fan Palm Tree Oasis, Anza-Borrego State Park, California, paradise lost,
Twenty Mule Team Canyon Badlands, Death Valley National Park, California, beautiful badlands
Alabama Hills Fall Foliage, Owens Valley, California, flames of fall
Basalt Canyon, Snake River Valley, Idaho
Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis), Death Valley National Park, desert, nocturnal,
Desert Agave, Cholla, Anza-Borrego State Park
Agave, Abstract, California
Dante's View Abstract, Death Valley National Park, California, dante's ocean, salt, lake manly, badwater
Flooded Badwater Salt Polygons and Telescope Peak, Death Valley National Park, California, desert, rains
Painted Hills and Snow, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon, solar art, sun, melt
Gypsum Dunes, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, sea of gypsum,
Desert Gold, Super Bloom, Death Valley National Park
Sand Verbena and Dunes, Super Bloom, Death Valley National Park

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Are you looking for a particular desert landscape? You can find a list of locations including California deserts such as Death Valley NP, Anza-Borrego SP, Joshua Tree NP, or the red rock deserts of the Southwest, and more in my photo-index or through my image search below (seperate search terms with a comma).