12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Spent Joshua Tree Leaves

I'm always looking for patterns in the desert. This is of dead Joshua tree needles, or leaves that are being worn away by the desert sun and wind. The outer layer reveals wonderful, undulating stripes. Joshuas are not trees, instead they are in the lily family.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Church Rock, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Alexia Svejda