Mojave National Preserve, California, in June

hilly desert in foreground with scrub, both live and dead, rock outcroppings, and plains and mountains in the distance

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Taken on Jun. 17, 2017

This photo of Mojave National Preserve in California shows one of the better-preserved areas of the Mojave Basin and Range. The foreground shows dry scrubland with numerous yuccas, typical vegetation for the drier, lower-elevations that make up most of this region. Mountains are visible in the distance, and most of the slopes are still dry enough to lack tree cover, supporting only sparse, low shrubs.