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Joshua Tree National Park in California. The cloudy sunset was shot just after a big thunderstorm that generated also small floods. This situations leaded to a breathtaking cloudy sky that took fire during the sunset. Photo is taken with a wide angle lens. The Yucca brevifolia is the iconic tree of this park, inside the Mojave Desert. The rock in the picture is Old Woman Rock, a famous climbing point.

3D Render of a Topographic Map of the Area around Badwater, Death Valley, California. All source data is in the public domain. Color texture: U.S. Geological Survey, US Topo Relief texture: SRTM data courtesy of USGS. URL of source image: Water texture: USGS The National Map: National Hydrography Dataset (NHD):

Many people identify the typical desert as a vast area covered by sand dunes. That may be true in some parts of the world but in the Mojave, less than one percent of the desert is covered with sand dunes. In order for sand dunes to exist there has to be a source of sand. Also there needs to be winds to move the sands and a place for the sand to collect. The eroded canyons and washes of Death Valley National Park in California provide plenty of sand. The wind seems to blow frequently here, especially in the springtime, and there are a few areas where the sand is trapped by geographic features such as mountains. Mesquite Flats near Stovepipe Wells is one such place. This sunset picture of the sand dunes and the Grapevine Mountains was taken after a winter storm had passed.

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