watershedplus:

On rare years when the conditions are right in the arid landscape of the Badlands, in the American West, wildflowers burst into a display of colour for just a few days.
The vegetation in the region has adapted to the climate, with just a small amount of moisture the desert can become coloured with sweeping fields of Scorpion Weed, Beeplant and the flowers of the Pincushion Cacti. These blooms can be very short-lived to conserve moisture.

Photographs by Guy Tal

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opticallyaroused:

Milky Way Nightscape | Mike Berenson
travelingcolors:

Above the California Desert (by Brad Gillette)The salt crust is colored red by dense colonies of halophilic archaebacteria.

travelingcolors:

Above the California Desert (by Brad Gillette)
The salt crust is colored red by dense colonies of halophilic archaebacteria.

magicallovegentlemen:

aerialcam:

The Great Salt Desert of Iran (Wikipedia via BDIF)

This is, by the way, for realsies. The issue here is that it’s in a desert of Iran.

magicallovegentlemen:

aerialcam:

The Great Salt Desert of Iran (Wikipedia via BDIF)

This is, by the way, for realsies. The issue here is that it’s in a desert of Iran.

factandaphoto:

The Wave, above, is in Arizona. Its unique appearance was caused by erosion of sandstone during the Jurassic period. But visiting the Wave? That’s a trick. The agency which administers in only issues twenty visiting licenses per day, which are selected by lottery.
(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

factandaphoto:

The Wave, above, is in Arizona. Its unique appearance was caused by erosion of sandstone during the Jurassic period. But visiting the Wave? That’s a trick. The agency which administers in only issues twenty visiting licenses per day, which are selected by lottery.

(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

tangledleaves:

golden hour… by Mac Danzig Photography

mylistofthangs:

 Antelope Canyon, Arizona.