Scenery at Arches National Park, Utah

Sparse scrubland with low, dark green plants and reddish open soil between them, dark reddish tablelands in the background

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Taken on Aug. 25, 2012

This photo shows a landscape at Arches National Park in Utah, one of the more charismatic locations within the Cold Deserts of North America. The low, sparse scrub growth with lots of open space between plants is a common type of vegetation cover in this region; other areas have more grasses.