California

Los Angeles County

Top It is uncommon for the Mojave Desert to be lush and green, it is even more rare for it to snow. Snow is so uncommon this is the first time this desert hare has seen snow in its life. | November 28, 2019 Middle Halfway up Mt. Baden Powell. | August 20, 2017 Bottom Although technically in the desert, this portion of the Devil’s Punchbowl can be incredibly green during certain times of the year | August 20, 2017

Riverside County

Top Mirage: House of Mirrors was a temporary art installation in Palm Springs where the entirety of the house – inside and out - was made out of reflective material. Middle Joshua Tree National Park exists at the intersection of the Mojave and the Colorado Deserts. This photo, taken in the Mojave Desert portion of the park shows some of the unique geology and flora of the region. | August 12, 2017 Bottom The incredible darkness in this remote park allows for thousands of stars to become visible, including the stars that make up the core of our Milky Way Galaxy. | August 13, 2017

Inyo County

Top A lake at 10,000 feet. Although summitting Mt. Whitney in the hottest and driest month of the year, these lakes are kept full as the snow, a permanent part of the landscape at these altitudes, melts and replenishes the water. | August 29, 2019 Bottom The Milky Way rises over the trail to the summit of Mt. Whitney. | August 30, 2019