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A Mirage?

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 21 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

Am I delirious? I think I see Palms in this harsh landscape. This must be the Fortynine Palms Oasis.

Joshua Tree National Park
Part of the Great American West series.

Bill Brown from California, United States

Absolutely amazing!

21 Jun 2011 5:05am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very cool

21 Jun 2011 5:30am

10Fraction from France

Just on earth, life grows everywhere! Amazing yes, a spot of green on the rocks.

21 Jun 2011 5:31am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Whatever the diagnosis, it truly appears to be an oasis, and most beautiful.
The mountain looks like gravel and is so fantastic, the colors are brilliantly
vivid in this superb photo. 5***** 's !!~

21 Jun 2011 5:32am

rem_la from Villiers, France

un peu miteux cet oasis !

21 Jun 2011 5:39am

Emanuel from Borås, Sweden

This is an interesting composition as well as the subject. I like how the overall sharpness of the image sort of blurs into color patterns, well done

21 Jun 2011 6:16am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Fabulous image...superbly the tones and textures Steve!

21 Jun 2011 6:19am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Love the detail and the shot.

21 Jun 2011 6:49am

Z from Shanghai, China

unbelievable!..the palm trees stay alive from a bunch of rocks

21 Jun 2011 7:14am

Florence from Paris, France

Certainly a mirage Steve. How weird to see them here in the middle of such dry place !

21 Jun 2011 7:14am

k@ from Paris, France

The consequence of too much heat ? I see the same, and yet it's raining on Paris ;)

21 Jun 2011 7:34am

Battements d'Cils (Peggy M) from France

C'est exactement ce que je me suis dit en venant sur ta page "un mirage ?"... en tout cas c'est toujours exceptionnel de venir par ici... voyage-voyage ! Bisou

21 Jun 2011 8:56am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Amazing ! A superb capture !

21 Jun 2011 9:47am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Amazing details..

21 Jun 2011 9:59am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Incredible this doggedness that in the nature to manage to grow wherever to the driest places

21 Jun 2011 10:59am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well seen and captured Steve! ;-)

21 Jun 2011 12:07pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

That is truly astonishing!

21 Jun 2011 12:36pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Incredible and quite unreal perspective! Amazing capture, Steve!

21 Jun 2011 1:10pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic textures and certainly not a place one would expect to see palms. Nice shot!

21 Jun 2011 1:17pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Unbelievable.....:-00000! Nice shot:-)

21 Jun 2011 1:29pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid "oasis" in this desert of stones, a magnificent image. Good day.

21 Jun 2011 1:39pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This is an amazing shot with the juxtaposition of palms in the most unlikely looking place. Nice capture.

21 Jun 2011 2:35pm

Frammy from miramas, France


21 Jun 2011 3:06pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Unas texturas extraordinarias de un paisaje fantástico.Saludos.

21 Jun 2011 4:23pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

bravo ! Je te souhaite une agréable soirée


21 Jun 2011 4:39pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique image et compo quel rendu sur cette roche avec ces arbres quelle image

21 Jun 2011 5:36pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great texture, color and detail. Impacting.

21 Jun 2011 7:11pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

It seems an oasis! :)

21 Jun 2011 8:43pm

Rebecca from Oregon, United States

And here the lush palms in the middle of this inhospitable landscape. They seem out of place but welcome. Nice capture.

21 Jun 2011 9:12pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Such sharp and bright detail... very striking... and the little clump of life just hanging on there!

21 Jun 2011 9:13pm

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

This is amazing, beautiful landscape!

21 Jun 2011 10:07pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Hmm, is there really any water flowing there? Interesting spot, nicely done.

21 Jun 2011 11:00pm

@Viewfinder: I saw no flowing water when I was there. But, there is water not far below the surface to support the rather abundant plant life.

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Excellent find..great capture and great shot! thumbs up!

21 Jun 2011 11:57pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Fantastic angle Steve, and the scale is just amazing.

22 Jun 2011 1:52am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Beautiful image and love the POV! A stunning capture!!!

22 Jun 2011 2:42am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That's amazing. The intense textures of the rocks are incredible.

22 Jun 2011 6:39am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

you have captured this harsh environ. so well
all those wonderful textures with just that tiny patch of green

22 Jun 2011 8:29am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Sure looks like a mirage here!

22 Jun 2011 9:37am

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Quite interesting and curious to see where those trees have grown!
Evidently even in this barren environment there is some water.
Good light and vertical framing.

23 Jun 2011 3:31pm

Anne from 新加坡, Singapore

Incredible! a strong will to survive even in the harshest condition..superb image!

23 Jun 2011 4:11pm

Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

:-)) yes it could be !

30 Jun 2011 7:22am