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Sunrise on the Super Bloom

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 26 March 2018 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

About one year ago, I saw a small item on television news about the desert bloom being very good. I didn't catch what area was being referred to however. So, I Googled desert wild flowers and up popped Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in southern California. I checked a map and saw it was fairly close to the Salton Sea which I had wanted to see for a while. So, I got my gear together and off I went.

Here, Sand Verbena are being whipped by the morning breeze along a road in Borrego Springs. The huge park surrounds the small town of Borrego Springs. On one side of a road, you may be in the park and on the other in the town.

Super Bloom 2017
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Borrego Springs, California, USA
Part of The Great American West series.

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Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel champs de fleurs violettes et en fond ce ciel orangé superbe prise

26 Mar 2018 5:02am

Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The leading flowers are magnificent and remind me hydrangeas by their color. Really very beautiful this landscape

26 Mar 2018 5:24am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

We call flowers like that, called Honeyflower,"Hunajakukka".

26 Mar 2018 5:46am

Martine from France

Superbe avec ces fleurs en premier plan.

26 Mar 2018 6:08am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Very good work on the foregroud light for a superb picture

26 Mar 2018 7:52am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb composition and atmophere! Beautiful light and colors!

26 Mar 2018 7:57am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


26 Mar 2018 8:01am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Stunning this blooming in the middle of the desert ! Beautiful colors and lighting !

26 Mar 2018 8:08am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

C'est une superbe photo !! Bravo ++++++++

26 Mar 2018 8:15am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a lovely natural moment this makes . .

26 Mar 2018 8:39am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très jolie photo, tout me séduit, la lumière, les couleurs, les fleurs en premier plan....
Bonne journée Steve

26 Mar 2018 8:48am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Wow !!! Spectacular !!

26 Mar 2018 9:54am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This is stunning. The gorgeous light and vibrant color are superb.

26 Mar 2018 12:00pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Good morning, beautiful flowers !

26 Mar 2018 12:09pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


26 Mar 2018 12:26pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Very attractive so together the blue flowers and the Sunrise.

26 Mar 2018 12:56pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful image..
Love the blossoms in the foreground ! Fantastic :)))

26 Mar 2018 2:00pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

There are wonderful places to see in spring! You were right to go there and enjoy the sight! Thank you for sharing!

26 Mar 2018 2:01pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Perfect timing and light for the perfect capture!

26 Mar 2018 2:03pm

Don from Spokane, United States

These flowers have a wonderful, vivid color that is eye-catching. The morning light makes a great background.

26 Mar 2018 3:05pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A sublime image of this glorious scenery.

26 Mar 2018 3:15pm

vrinda from mangalore,Karnataka, India


26 Mar 2018 3:39pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Awesome composition with beautiful colors and radiating light!! 5*****

26 Mar 2018 3:46pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Demaciado hermoso . Un paisaje unico . Abrazo grande . Ale

26 Mar 2018 3:47pm

willy from Belgium

une très belle composition avec ces fleurs à l'avant plan Steve


26 Mar 2018 4:06pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing colors. Beautiful composition.

26 Mar 2018 4:17pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Ahh, where should my eye go

26 Mar 2018 5:04pm

Gingko60 from Ici en France, France

Un spectacle merveilleux ****

26 Mar 2018 5:28pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors & lights!
Lovely view.

26 Mar 2018 5:56pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

What a great thing to witness and what a striking capture.

26 Mar 2018 7:50pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful capture of the sunrise.

26 Mar 2018 7:54pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, a gorgeous image

love the low angle

26 Mar 2018 9:49pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a stunning image. It is just gorgeous. I love it! 5*

26 Mar 2018 10:08pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of the sunrise. Lovely. :)

28 Mar 2018 3:55am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful colors and atmosphere !

28 Mar 2018 2:42pm

Kiki from AUVERGNE, France

What beauty is the generous image from this angle of this flower field under the rising sun!

28 Mar 2018 5:16pm