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This dike was formed from underground faults and intersecting joint lines and can be found in many areas at Joshua Tree National Park. This photograph was taken across the road from the area known as Jumbo Rocks. Some information about Joshua tree: As erosion worked its way through this area it caused intusive splitting of the rocks which have become known as joints or dikes. Good examples of the joint system may be seen at Jumbo Rocks, Wonderland of Rocks, and Split Rock. Flash floods were believed to have caused erosion as they washed away the surface and left huge boulders which settled on top of each other. These are known as rockpiles. If you look carefully you can find a rockpile with a dike line like the one in this photograph and Joshua Tree National park has great expansive views making it very easy to create a nice photograph.

Photograph taken with a Canon Elan, 20mm lens, f22


  • Angi Baker
    Angi Bakerabout 6 years ago

    Stunning image

  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 6 years ago

    Awesome capture- the textures and colours are just amazing!!!!

  • PrincessVicki
    PrincessVickiabout 6 years ago

    This really is amazing Steve!! Love the way you’ve captured the scenery of the distance also!

  • Ranald
    Ranaldabout 6 years ago

    Another good one Steve, so hard to pick one to comment on.

  • Thanks Ranald. Always appreciate you stopping by :)

    – steveberlin

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleabout 6 years ago

    Incredible lines and composition. Stunning sky!

  • Thank you Stephen for the compliment. Yea, the lines there are really neat if you can find a nice cloud formation lurking behind :)

    – steveberlin

  • Kaliquo
    Kaliquoabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic image! And I learned something new from your description :)

  • Thanks Kaliquo. I appreciate the nice comment and yea I try to add some info to my descriptions if I can :)

    – steveberlin

  • eelsblueEllen
    eelsblueEllenabout 6 years ago

    Great persepectives and camera angles you choose to really accentuate the drama you see. Love this one. Ellen

  • Thanks you Ellen!

    – steveberlin

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonabout 6 years ago

    Love this one too – may have to favourite a few shots here!!! Cheers, S.

  • Thanks Susan!

    – steveberlin

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanabout 6 years ago

    It’s the sky with its jet blue and super white clouds that combine with such impact that assist this rugged but beautifully textured landscape. The light and shadow play on the foreground is just enchanting.

  • Thanks for the comment Stuart. Yea JT is a great place to go :)

    – steveberlin

  • Lisa Jones Caldwell
    Lisa Jones Cal...about 6 years ago

    Steve the image is amazing and the information you have provided is great! Lisa

  • Thanks Lisa :) Yea, I try to get some info out there so people can be informed… Some of it is from googling too hehe…

    – steveberlin

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