Camera Canon EOS 350D, Canon Lens 35mm, 1/125 sec, F/8

The name Joshua tree was given by a group of Mormon settlers who crossed the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century. The tree’s unique shape reminded them of a Biblical story in which Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer. Ranchers and miners who were contemporary with the LDS immigrants also took advantage of the Joshua tree, using the trunks and branches as fencing and for fuel for ore-processing steam engines. It is also called Izote de desierto. It was first formally described in the botanical literature as Yucca brevifolia by George Engelmann in 1871 as part of the Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel.

Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California. Declared a U.S. National Park in 1994, it had previously been a U.S. National Monument since 1936. It includes over 1,234 mi² (3,196 km²) of land. A large part of the park is designated to wilderness area; some 914 mi² (2,367 km²)

Featured in Alphabet Soup – Letter J

Hey, my name is Jo and you are
Welcome at my Gallery
My Artist Name Jokus means, that my Art is signed with a Kiss (kus) from Me (Jo)
I live & work in The Netherlands and my passion is to go for long photo shoots in nature, the beauty on Mother Earth is so very wonderful and its a great pleasure to share it with you all.
Wish you a Happy Day and Take Care,
A Kiss from Jo (Jokus ;-)

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Comments

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thanks Kathy for the great comment!
    Happy Sunday, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • mimulux
    mimuluxover 5 years ago

    great photo :)

  • Thanks Mimulux for the comment and make it Fav… so glad you like it, Joshua Tree Park is very wonderful for me!
    Happy Sunday, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations Your work has been featured in Alphabet Soup
    The Best of J Please add your work to the challenge ASAP
    1 Jan 2010

    Sheila

  • Happy New Year Sheila and thank you so much for my first feature in 2010, so happy I can enter into the Best of J!!!
    Warm Greetings from Holland, Jokus ;-)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your Top Ten placement in Alphabet Soup

    Sheila

  • calvinincalif
    calvinincalifabout 4 years ago

    Please share/post this image with the Group One Tree at a Time

  • Thanks Calvin for the invite to the group!
    Warm Greetings, Jokus ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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