Joshua Trees in Central Arizona, Nort...
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by James L. Tanner EXPERT Taken 14:35, 15/02/2012 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Joshua Trees in Central Arizona, North of Wikenburg, Arizona USA

The World > North America > USA > Arizona

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

The prominent large plants with many thick branches are Joshua trees or Yucca brevifolia. The plant is found in Arizona, California, Nevada and the extreme southwest corner of Utah in the vast Mojave Desert region. Depending on local conditions the plants can live for hundreds and even a thousand years. It is difficult to imagine that so many desert plants are so long-lived. The plants were named by the early Mormon settlers who reportedly likened the plant to the Prophet Joshua reaching his hands up to the sky in prayer. The other prominent plants in the panorama consist mainly of creosote bushes and cholla cactus. This section of the Mojave Desert is location in northwest central Arizona just north of the town of Wickenburg. All plants are sensitive to elevation and thereby temperature changes and so as you drive through the desert and drive over the ridges the plant species change dramatically from one elevation to another.

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Arizona

map

A: Assay Office - Vulture Mine

od Rob van Gils, 45.3 km daleko

Gold was discovered here in 1863 and the Vulture Mine operated until 1942. During its heyday the popu...

Assay Office - Vulture Mine

B: Vulture Mine Workshop

od Rob van Gils, 45.3 km daleko

 This particular pano is of the remains of the mine workshop at the abandoned Valture Mine.This is a ...

Vulture Mine Workshop

C: Crown King Arizona

od Joe Williams, 64.9 km daleko

Crown King is a former gold-mining town set high in the Bradshaw Mountains north of Phoenix.  It is a...

Crown King Arizona

D: Watson Lake

od Terence Chang, 72.9 km daleko

Hiking to the top of Watson Lake in Prescott, AZ

Watson Lake

E: Watson Lake

od Terence Chang, 72.9 km daleko

Hiking to the top of Watson Lake in Prescott, AZ

Watson Lake

F: Watson Lake

od Terence Chang, 73.1 km daleko

The famous Watson lake in Prescott Arizona

Watson Lake

G: Scorpion Bay Marina & Yacht Club

od Ned Chiariello, 77.1 km daleko

Lake Pleasant is a major recreational area and also an important reservoir for the Phoenix metropolit...

Scorpion Bay Marina & Yacht Club

H: 6 Acres for sale in Tonopah AZ

od Timothy Bibb, 77.5 km daleko

6 Acres for sale in Tonopah AZ

I: White Tanks Mountain's Waterfall Trail

od Jon Jasper, 82.4 km daleko

Jon Jasper, Dave Rang, and Adam Rang at the waterfall at the end of the Waterfall Trail in White Tank...

White Tanks Mountain's Waterfall Trail

J: White Tank 360

od Joseph Perkins, 85.2 km daleko

White Tank 360

This panorama was taken in Arizona, USA

This is an overview of USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.

Share this panorama