Photographer's Note

The tree in the picture is called
the JOSHUA TREE - Yucca brevifolia.
By the mid-19th century, Mormon immigrants had made their way across the Colorado River. Legend has it that these pioneers named the tree after the biblical figure, Joshua, seeing the limbs of the tree as outstretched in supplication, guiding the travelers westward.

Josua Trees are found only in North America in the states of California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada.

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