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The Beauty of Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park is a scenic place everyone should visit when they spend a bit of time in Southern California. The locals love it, and people from around the world come out here for photo shoots. The best part of Joshua Tree is the visual scenery as you take a hike ranging from tranquil to more rigorous, depending on your comfort level and interest.
Joshua Tree National Park is located near the city of Twentynine Palms, and it is about 130 miles east of Los Angeles. Visiting Joshua Tree is the perfect day trip for those who are in Southern California for the week, and you can even go hiking on the trails if you have a few hours to spend. There are even camps ground in Joshua Tree National Moment for those who would like to stay for a few days.
Coming to Joshua Tree in the summer might not be advisable if you do not like the heat, so you might prefer to go to the park during the winter and early spring months. If you visit Joshua Tree in February, you can see the variety of wild flowers to photograph. Joshua Tree is a visual feast for the nature photographer, or anyone who just loves to take hikes in Southern California. The Joshua trees are a member of the Agave plant family, and are closely related to the yucca plant that can also be found in the park.
The solitary Joshua tree looks amazing next to the large boulders.
One day this spring I was able to walk around and take pictures out at Joshua Tree National Park.
The purple wild flowers I spotted out at Joshua Tree are truly spectacular.
Here is a picture I took of a Joshua Tree in the foreground, and others in the distance.
I always have a spectacular time walking around looking at the boulders and all of the Joshua trees, which were until recently considered to be part of the Lily family. We now know that these mono-cots are part of the Agave plant family.
The Joshua tree in this picture almost looks like it is bending towards the boulder.
Seeing large boulder formations out at Joshua Tree is quite amazing.
I always catch my self staring at the Joshua treess near the large boulder formation. This Joshua tree is the focal point of the photograph above.
This picture features many Joshua trees interspersed among the large boulders.
The large boulder formations near these Joshua trees almost look like hats to me.
The boulder formation above is one of the most amazing views to be seen out at Joshua Tree.
The two Joshua trees in the picture above look as if they are having a conversation together in the desert.
The rock formations look quite beautiful in the distance, behind the Joshua trees in the foreground.
It is always spectacular to behold the large rock formations out at Joshua tree.
Looking up a rock formation with huge boulders can be awe inspiring, and seeing the small Joshua tree below is quite breath-taking.
In this picture I am zooming in on the rock formation, and I love the view of the Joshua tree at the bottom.
There is a myriad beautiful Joshua trees and boulders to be seen as you stroll around Joshua Tree National Park.
As I continue my hike around Joshua Tree, I drink in all the magnificent boulders and Joshua trees.
When I took pictures of the Joshua trees next to the rock formation, I could not help but notice how small these were in comparison.
Each Joshua tree is special and unique, and I definitely want to draw one in the future.
It is quite easy to enjoy a walk among the Joshua trees, but I recommend proper hiking shoes. Wearing sandals is a no-no when it comes to hiking out at Joshua National Park.
Hiking around Joshua Tree National Monument is a day well spent in nature. Definitely consider visiting this park if you are ever in the Southern California region, and do not forget to bring your camera.