I found this scrub Jay in the morning hunting for it’s breakfast. It would come to the same Joshua Tree every morning just outside the glass door where I would have my breakfast. We would eat together before I would set out on my day taking pictures of the Monument.
On the hike back down to the car I found this little stand of Joshua Trees lit by the new morning sun. I stopped to take a few shots before continuing on my way to my next location.
This Joshua Tree forest is in a bolder canyon in the Joshua Tree Nation Monument in California. The Yucca Palms (aka Joshua Trees) are in full bloom in late March, when the picture was taken. The canyon walls are boulders, some the size of cars, stacked along the sides of the forest as if God placed them there, wanting to protect these trees from the rest of the Mohave Desert.
This Phainopepla was photographed on the second day of the Bio Diversity Hunt at Cottonwood Spring in Joshua Tree in March 2013.
This Joshua Tree stood in the morning sunlight in Joshua Tree National Monument. This picture was taken the morning of day one of a seven day photo safari in the monument at the end of March 2013.