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Joshua Tree National Park - Pacific West Postcard

Joshua Tree National Park - Pacific West Postcard

Postcard from Joshua Tree National Park. Public domain scan of the vintage California postcard, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Joshua Tree national park - Caloplaca albovariegata

Joshua Tree national park - Caloplaca albovariegata

The dark green Caloplaca albovariegata is common in lichen communities in the Mojave Desert.

Joshua Tree National Park - Cholla Garden

Joshua Tree National Park - Cholla Garden

Public domain photograph of rural landscape, California, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Joshua Tree National Park - 49 Palms Oasis

Joshua Tree National Park - 49 Palms Oasis

Public domain photograph of rural landscape, California, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Joshua Tree National Park - Mt. San Jacinto

Joshua Tree National Park - Mt. San Jacinto

Public domain photograph of rural California, dust bowl refugees, 1930s-1940s, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Joshua Tree National Park - Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park - Joshua Tree

Public domain photograph of rural landscape, California, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Joshua Tree National Park - Desert Lily

Joshua Tree National Park - Desert Lily

Picryl description: Public domain image of a plant, botany, botanical illustration, botany, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Joshua Tree National Park - Lost Horse Mine Area

Joshua Tree National Park - Lost Horse Mine Area

Picryl description: Public domain image of a coal mine, mining, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Joshua Tree National Park - Mojave Yucca

Joshua Tree National Park - Mojave Yucca

Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Joshua Tree national park - Coxcomb Mountains

Joshua Tree national park - Coxcomb Mountains

NPS/Robb Hannawacker Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Joshua Tree national park - Willow Hole

Joshua Tree national park - Willow Hole

NPS/Robb Hannawacker Picryl description: Public domain photograph of National Park, nature, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Joshua Tree national park - Cleghorn Wilderness

Joshua Tree national park - Cleghorn Wilderness

NPS/Robb Hannawacker Public domain photograph of mountain range, national park, nature view, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California

Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California

Declared a U.S. National Park in 1994 when the U.S. Congress passed the California Desert Protection Act, it had previously been a U.S. National Monument since 1936. It is named for the Joshua tree forests nati... More

Joshua Tree National Park - The Tulip; Split Rock Loop Trail

Joshua Tree National Park - The Tulip; Split Rock Loop Trail

NPS/Robb Hannawacker Picryl description: Public domain photograph of National Park, nature, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Joshua Tree National Park - Split Rock Loop Trail

Joshua Tree National Park - Split Rock Loop Trail

NPS/Robb Hannawacker Public domain photograph of statue, sculpture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Joshua Tree National Park - Joshua trees along Park Boulevard

Joshua Tree National Park - Joshua trees along Park Boulevard

NPS/Robb Hannawacker Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Joshua Tree National Park - Ryan Mountain Sunset

Joshua Tree National Park - Ryan Mountain Sunset

NPS/Cathy Bell Picryl description: Public domain photograph of National Park, nature, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Joshua Tree National Park - Rainbow on a stormy day

Joshua Tree National Park - Rainbow on a stormy day

NPS/Brad Sutton Public domain photograph by National Parks Administration, nature conservation, tourism, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

A bunch of fruit hanging from a tree. Joshua tree josuabaum yucca.

A bunch of fruit hanging from a tree. Joshua tree josuabaum yucca.

A bunch of green fruit growing on a tree / A close up of a palm tree with fruit / Public domain photo of a park, nature.

A group of trees in a desert with a mountain in the background. Joshua tree national park joshua tree california.

A group of trees in a desert with a mountain in the background. Joshua...

A rocky landscape with trees and rocks / A rock formation in the desert public domain stock photo.

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP] Joshua Tree National Park [and environs, viewed during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] [48-DPA-06-14-08_K_Joshua_NP_L1020750.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP] Joshua Tree National Park [an...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Joshua Tree National Park [and environs, viewed during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] Photographer: Tami Heilemann--Interior Staff... More

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP] Joshua Tree National Park [and environs, viewed during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] [48-DPA-06-14-08_K_Joshua_NP_L1020779.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP] Joshua Tree National Park [an...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Joshua Tree National Park [and environs, viewed during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] Photographer: Tami Heilemann--Interior Staff... More

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP] Joshua Tree National Park [and environs, viewed during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] [48-DPA-06-14-08_K_Joshua_NP_L1020773.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP] Joshua Tree National Park [an...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Joshua Tree National Park [and environs, viewed during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] Photographer: Tami Heilemann--Interior Staff... More

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP] Joshua Tree National Park [and environs, viewed during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] [48-DPA-06-14-08_K_Joshua_NP_L1020800.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP] Joshua Tree National Park [an...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Joshua Tree National Park [and environs, viewed during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] Photographer: Tami Heilemann--Interior Staff... More

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP] Joshua Tree National Park [and environs, viewed during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] [48-DPA-06-14-08_K_Joshua_NP_L1020757.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP] Joshua Tree National Park [an...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Joshua Tree National Park [and environs, viewed during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] Photographer: Tami Heilemann--Interior Staff... More

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP] Joshua Tree National Park [and environs, viewed during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] [48-DPA-06-14-08_K_Joshua_NP_L1020742.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP] Joshua Tree National Park [an...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Joshua Tree National Park [and environs, viewed during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] Photographer: Tami Heilemann--Interior Staff... More

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP] Joshua Tree National Park [and environs, viewed during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] [48-DPA-06-14-08_K_Joshua_NP_L1020764.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP] Joshua Tree National Park [an...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Joshua Tree National Park [and environs, viewed during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] Photographer: Tami Heilemann--Interior Staff... More

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP_Tami] [Secretary's Chief Photographer, Tami Heilemann, Interior Staff, on the scene at] Joshua Tree National Park [during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] [48-DPA-06-14-08_K_Joshua_NP_Tami_L1020722.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP_Tami] [Secretary's Chief Photo...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: [Secretary's Chief Photographer, Tami Heilemann, Interior Staff, on the scene at] Joshua Tree National Park [during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempth... More

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP_Tami] [Secretary's Chief Photographer, Tami Heilemann, Interior Staff, on the scene at] Joshua Tree National Park [during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and aides] [48-DPA-06-14-08_K_Joshua_NP_Tami_L1020723.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-06-14-08_K_JoshuaNP_Tami] [Secretary's Chief Photo...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: [Secretary's Chief Photographer, Tami Heilemann, Interior Staff, on the scene at] Joshua Tree National Park [during southern California visit by Secretary Dirk Kempth... More

"Stay on marked trails" (36585616906)

"Stay on marked trails" (36585616906)

Photo by NPS/Youth Conservation Corps

A young plant is placed in the ground (26929568859)
Chuckwalla sunning itself; 49 Palms Trail (16618445543)

Chuckwalla sunning itself; 49 Palms Trail (16618445543)

Chuckwalla sunning itself, Joshua Tree National Park. NPS/Brad Sutton

Cottan Candy Sunset (49623911592)

Cottan Candy Sunset (49623911592)

Photo: NPS / Kelsey Graczyk Alt text: Joshua tree and boulders with pink sunset behind.

Belle Campground (25297213121)
Black Rock Campground (24766919202)
Black Rock Campground (24858407316)
California bluebell (Phacelia campanularia) in the Cottonwood area (49818142321)

California bluebell (Phacelia campanularia) in the Cottonwood area (49...

NPS / Emily Hassell Alt text: A patch of violet California bluebells (Phacelia campanularia) grows next to a sandy desert wash.

Abandoned car on Wall Street Mill trail (20163075069)
Children playing at Ryan Ranch in the snow (49544990687)
Climber with headlamp (50408472568)

Climber with headlamp (50408472568)

NPS / Emily Hassell Alt text: A climber ascends a rock face as their headlamp illuminates the rock under starry skies.

Graffiti Removal Day with Volunteers (32628129501)

Graffiti Removal Day with Volunteers (32628129501)

NPS/Hannah Schwalbe Removing graffiti is a tedious process that requires training, approved cleaning materials, and carrying heavy equipment to remote sites. Please report any graffiti or other vandalism you s... More

Hikers near Willow Hole (49794290553)

Hikers near Willow Hole (49794290553)

NPS / Emily Hassell Alt text: Two hikers walk along a sandy trail surrounded by golden vegetation and tall granite rock formations.

Cow Camp (14397772364)

Cow Camp (14397772364)

NPS Photo by Stacy Manson

Coyote (Canis latrans) in the snow near Quail Springs (51193819246)

Coyote (Canis latrans) in the snow near Quail Springs (51193819246)

NPS / Emily Hassell Alt text: A coyote walks through the snow-covered desert.

Applying Elephant Snot to graffiti for removal (32371975480)

Applying Elephant Snot to graffiti for removal (32371975480)

NPS/Hannah Schwalbe Removing graffiti is a tedious process that requires training, approved cleaning materials, and carrying heavy equipment to remote sites. Please report any graffiti or other vandalism you s... More

Cyclist on Park Boulevard (24877887900)

Cyclist on Park Boulevard (24877887900)

NPS/Hannah Schwalbe Always use caution while cycling in the park.

Artist sketching at Skull Rock (23631300406)
2017 Student Summit on Climate Change - Joshua tree Monitoring Project - Students count the branches of a Joshua tree (32650633764)
2017 Student Summit on Climate Change - Joshua tree Monitoring Project - Students check the location of study Joshua trees on a map (33494047155)
Earthwatch Volunteers Work with Park Resource Managers to Study Climate Change (17301804292)
Black Rock Gallery Juniper Harrower (49468901808)

Black Rock Gallery Juniper Harrower (49468901808)

Photo: NPS / Kelsey Graczyk Alt text: art work of a 3D moth figure and a 3D Yucca flower next to each other on a white background.

Bladderpod (Peritoma arborea); Indian Cove Nature Trail

Bladderpod (Peritoma arborea); Indian Cove Nature Trail

Flora of Joshua Tree National Park: Bladderpod (Peritoma arborea); Indian Cove Nature Trail.

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak Butterfly; Strymon istapa (27783028774)
Cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) at the Oasis of Mara (50607247911)

Cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) at the Oasis of Mara (50...

NPS / Emily Hassell Alt text: A cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus) puffs its feathers as it sits on a branch.

Single-leaf pinyon pines (Pinus monophylla) at sunset (22896339203)
Cat on a Leash at Quail Springs Picnic Area (33494784978)

Cat on a Leash at Quail Springs Picnic Area (33494784978)

NPS / Hannah Schwalbe Pets must be on-leash while in the park and within 100 feet from a road, picnic area, or campground. Here a cat is patiently waiting at the Quail Springs Picnic Area while her friends and... More

Stars and Milky Way above a Joshua tree (29934046084)
Tortoise Monitoring and Research (36452878214)

Tortoise Monitoring and Research (36452878214)

NPS/Hannah Schwalbe Biologists at Joshua Tree National Park track about 20 desert tortoises to assess their health and the health of the population. Tortoise research is completed as quickly as possible to min... More

Claret-cup cactus (Echinocereus mojavensis); 3-13-2015 (16630934257)

Claret-cup cactus (Echinocereus mojavensis); 3-13-2015 (16630934257)

Claret-cup cactus (Echinocereus mojavensis). NPS/Lian Law

Cloudy Night Sky (17679565509)
Arizona Lupine near Cottonwood (46294880924)
Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in burrow

Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in burrow

Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) in burrow in Joshua Tree National Park

Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii); crossing roadway (17548271816)
Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii); crossing roadway (17548175686)
Bee Stashed on Ocotillo (40503526732)

Bee Stashed on Ocotillo (40503526732)

NPS / Hannah Schwalbe Hummingbirds cache food for later, often using sharp desert plants to store their food. This behavior may also help mark territory. This bee was likely stashed on an Ocotillo plant by a h... More

Boy Scout Trail at Night, no hiker (39835855394)
Cadiz Sand Dunes at Mojave Trails National Monument (27218159979)
Foggy Day in Joshua Tree National Park (36849112703)

Foggy Day in Joshua Tree National Park (36849112703)

NPS / Hannah Schwalbe Foggy days are rare and beautiful.

Cholla cactus garden trail head (23371017041)
Cholla skeleton 0200 RobbHannawacker

Cholla skeleton 0200 RobbHannawacker

Flora of Joshua Tree National Park: Cholla skeleton 0200

Cholla Cactus Garden and Pinto Mountain; teddybear cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii) at sunset (50167736706)

Cholla Cactus Garden and Pinto Mountain; teddybear cholla (Cylindropun...

NPS / Emily Hassell Alt text: A field of spiky green and brown teddybear cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii) at Cholla Cactus Garden contrast the warm hues of a setting sun over mountains in the distance.

Cholla Cactus Garden; teddybear cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii) - 5

Cholla Cactus Garden; teddybear cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii) - 5

Teddybear cholla cactuses (Cylindropuntia bigelovii) in Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree National Park

Chylismia brevipes (25539189713)
Chylismia brevipes (26049346392)
Cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera) at Barker Dam; 3 8 17 (33322611082)
Climbing trail from Ryan Campground (25367429912)
Clouds and lightning near the North Entrance (50331343402)

Clouds and lightning near the North Entrance (50331343402)

NPS / Emily Hassell Alt text: Silhouettes of clouds are lit up by lightning over a distant mountain range.

Common side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana) at Oasis Visitor Center (49624811067)

Common side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana) at Oasis Visitor Center...

NPS / Emily Hassell Alt text: Common side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana) on the railing of a building at Oasis Visitor Center.

Grizzlybear Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea) at Ryan Ranch (26480382616)
Hidden Valley Campground; petroglyph site (17387486679)
Cottonwood Campground - 12750351163

Cottonwood Campground - 12750351163

Cottonwood Campground is one of the best places in Joshua Tree National Park for stargazing and wildflower viewing. Located in the southern park of the park at lower elevation, it has little shade from vegetat... More

Cottonwood Spring Oasis (29214416634)
Honeybee pollinating brittlebush (17031297487)

Honeybee pollinating brittlebush (17031297487)

Honeybee pollinating brittlebush. NPS/Brad Sutton

Joshua Tree Visitor Center - 10

Joshua Tree Visitor Center - 10

Located in Joshua Tree Village, Joshua Tree Visitor Center is the largest and busiest ranger station in Joshua Tree National Park. This is considered the west entrance.

Keys' Mailbox (24553869794)

Keys' Mailbox (24553869794)

Keys Ranch is closed to the public, only accessible via a ranger-led hike. For more information on ranch tours, visit <a href="http://www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/ranchtour.htm" www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit... More

Looking through "The Eye" (30609515421)
Lost Horse Valley (47698571731)

Lost Horse Valley (47698571731)

NPS / Renata Harrison

Night Sky Festival 2018-Man with telescope (44969761805)
Organizing plant species (37817331955)
Prickly pear (Opuntia chlorotica) after rain (33530298128)
Queen Mountains Rainbow (15002368452)
Smoke tree in Smoke Tree Wash (29213219913)
Volunteers during a Joshua Tree Monitoring. (49395169547)
Wall Street Mill (25024994044)
Empty Hidden Valley Campground overlooking Intersection Rock (49880282512)

Empty Hidden Valley Campground overlooking Intersection Rock (49880282...

A view of the boulders and plants filling Hidden Valley Campground from above with no campers or cars in sight.

Young bighorn sheep near Bajada Nature Trail (29213086903)
Flash flooding near North Entrance, 8 26 15 (20905944776)
Full Moon (38124900045)

Full Moon (38124900045)

NPS / Alison Taggart-Barone

GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) students grind acorns (19388178731)
Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) (16838293015)

Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua) (16838293015)

Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua). NPS/Lian Law

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