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Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 24 June 2011 in Plant & Nature.

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

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Ce n'est pas un arbre commun pour moi ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

24 Jun 2011 5:28am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Love the tones…. Brilliant lighting and colours!

24 Jun 2011 5:41am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

I love this view into the sky with the mottled clouds.

24 Jun 2011 5:48am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like very much this trunk covered as of a wig of hair and colors also

24 Jun 2011 6:06am

PATRICK from miramas, France


24 Jun 2011 6:19am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

I like your title Steve! A wonderful composition with beautiful color and detail!

24 Jun 2011 6:32am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

best capture

24 Jun 2011 6:50am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Spectacular tree! Thanks very much for showing it.

24 Jun 2011 7:11am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent capture of this marvellous tree. Great angle against the sky as well.

24 Jun 2011 7:40am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

what an amazing tree
sooooo big!

24 Jun 2011 8:24am

Florence from Paris, France

Love your title. :-)))

24 Jun 2011 10:30am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Beautiful my friend, reminds me of bygone days

24 Jun 2011 11:42am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

beautiful capture! the joshua tree is famous for its special plants! is this one of them?

24 Jun 2011 12:01pm

@klausZ: These palm trees are pretty rare in the park. I think of them as being pretty special.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light in this shot Steve! Yes, they do look like hula dancers.... ;-)

24 Jun 2011 12:39pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, that's an amazing tree - well shot! So, is that just old growth that's died off and created the skirt?

24 Jun 2011 1:11pm

@Jason Politte: I believe it is.

Z from Shanghai, China

It is a very nice lightening and contrast treatment!

24 Jun 2011 1:27pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful tree . great shot

24 Jun 2011 1:32pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

This tree is off to a luau!

24 Jun 2011 2:20pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

A beautiful specimen of Mexican Fan Palm...we had many in AAnza-Borrego State Park and, of course, here in JTNP...beautiful many Palms, the old branches eventually die off as the tree continuses to grow and form new ones,.,,the old ones just hang there foreveer because the branches and fans are so fibrous that they never let go for a bazillion years... This is a beautiful image STeve - I love it..Thanks very much!

24 Jun 2011 2:28pm

SRM from Rome, Italy

symbols of solider!

24 Jun 2011 2:47pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the detail and lighting of this "skirt," an interesting feature of this tree. Good shot.

24 Jun 2011 3:01pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

preciosa palmera la luz es muy buena!!

24 Jun 2011 3:01pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Enormous! Wonderful lights.

24 Jun 2011 6:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice

24 Jun 2011 8:26pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

like she will be dancing the pearly shell dance...=)) Nice shot!

25 Jun 2011 12:19am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh such a strange and wonderful tree! Amazing life form! Lovely shot and title Steve!:-) Have a great weekend!

25 Jun 2011 2:10am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Wonderful photo, I love the little shadows, giving the photo an almost haunted
appearance, like cousing IT.

25 Jun 2011 2:28am

Anne from 新加坡, Singapore

wow..such an enormous 'skirt' in gorgeous light! Great shot and title :) Good Sunday.

26 Jun 2011 12:21pm