Sunday, September 30, 2007

Desert Yucca


I could get used to the desert where everything has to adapt to survive. One of the things I enjoyed most about this trip was taking some pictures of desert life. This is a Yucca plant living in Canyonlands National Park. I converted it to black and white to emphasize the little white curly things on its leaves.

11 comments:

Mark said...

It's amazing that so much life survives in the desert, but most of it we can't even see from the road.

Good call on the B&W conversion.

Faye Pekas said...

You're right. The little curly thingies show up a lot better in bloack and white :)

Heidi said...

Seriously cool picture!

Kerri said...

Nice shot!

Moi said...

a desert's ecosystems is so different form any other place's and so fascinating !!!!

Memories Catcher said...

Amazing shot.I like it!Good job!

photowannabe said...

I love those curly things too. I took a few shots of the Yucca at the Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. Fascinating plants and the whole desert scene.

Cris said...

Your Colorado trip pictures are fascinating... I have never been to those places, even though we lived in CO for a couple of months in the past. It only makes me want to go back there and explore more of that beautiful state.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Wow Mike I have just skimmed through your last posts from the beginning of your trip. Fabulous pictures, I am so envious. My favorites are the Day 6 ones of the arches, that must be awesome to see for real.

Hope all is well and I can see your passion coming back into your photos!!! Beautiful.

Lori

Shionge said...

If you did not tell me it is a plant found in the desert I would have mistaken it for some metal or steel structure :)

JAM said...

That's a neat shot. I like the curlies too.