Joshua Tree National Park – A Photo Essay

Rock climbers tackle towering piles of boulders, while gnarly trees point up to the sky. Fan palm oases offer a refuge for wildlife. Hikers sweat their way to mountain tops and road cyclists zoom past some of California’s most marvelous landscapes. This is Joshua Tree National Park, located at the meeting point of two huge deserts. In this post, you can enjoy a selection of Joshua Tree National Park photos that show you why this park makes for such a phenomenal destination.

You’ll find a fascinating variety of landscapes, where the Colorado and Mojave Deserts meet. Joshua Tree National Park’s southern part lies in the lower-altitude, hotter Colorado Desert, whilst its northern part encompasses an area of the higher and cooler Mojave Desert. This is where the park’s namesake Joshua trees abound.

From coyotes and roadrunners to desert tortoises and rattlesnakes to tarantulas and scorpions, the wildlife in Joshua Tree National Park is abundant. You will most likely not see any of them, though. The most spotted animals in the park are birds, small lizards and jackrabbits.

The landscapes in this corner in California are awe-inspiring, as you will clearly see in the Joshua Tree National Park photos below.

I’ve previously written a post with a three-day itinerary for Joshua Tree National Park, so I recommend that you check it out if you’re planning a visit. Now, let’s dive into the visuals, shall we?

15 Epic Joshua Tree National Park Photos

Mohave Desert vegetation
Mohave Desert vegetation

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Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree National Park
Cholla Cactus Garden

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Colorado Desert wildflowers
Colorado Desert wildflowers
Joshua trees in Hidden Valley
Joshua trees in Hidden Valley
Landscape in the Colorado Desert, California
Landscape in the Colorado Desert
Joshua tree at night
Joshua tree at night
Hidden Valley landscape
Hidden Valley landscape
Ocotillos in the Colorado Desert
Ocotillos in the Colorado Desert

Which one of these Joshua Tree National Park photos is your favorite? Have you ever visited the park? We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.

About Bram

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Bram is a Belgian guy who’s currently living in the USA. For over four years now, he has been wandering the globe, with jobs here and there in between. So far, his travels have taken him to four continents and twenty-two countries. Bram likes to try different styles of travelling: from backpacker and adventurer to tourist and local, he has been all those stereotypes and probably will be many more in the future. You can follow his adventures on his travel blog, on Twitter and on Facebook.

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