Wildflowers at Death Valley
Blooming Wildflowers at Death Valley
Sweet fragances, sweet memories. This month's image is dedicated to a very intense time we had at Death Valley National Park back in February/March 2016. Purple desert sand verbena (abronia villosa) were blooming at the remote Ibex Dunes and on this evening we were surrounded by an incredible sweet fragrance and a lot of buzzing insects (bees and butterflies).
Currently the deserts in the American Southwest are experiencing again a wildflower superbloom. It all started back in October 2022. That's when the first flowers appeared on the sand dunes at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. And as unbelievable as it may seem, the blooming in that park hasn't stopped yet!
And orange-colored California Poppies are covering the hills surrounding LA - Chino Hills, Anaheim Hills, Walker Canyon and even famous Griffith Park near the Greek Theatre. And probably a lot more to come - wish we were there!
This month's image is also featured in our Western US calendar 2023.
Image data: March 10th 2016; 2 s at f/18, ISO 200; Canon EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM at 31 mm with Metabones adapter at the Sony alpha R7II
Related Links: More images from the Death Valley