Early April in the Joshua Tree National Park is a great time for photographing blooming cacti. Some parts of the Mojave contain vast groves of certain species, such as this teddybear cholla, which will seemingly burst into flower all at once, creating a brightly colorful paradise in the middle of the desert.
- © 2013
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- Yellow Wildflowers, Cylindropuntieae, Cactaceae (Cactus Family)