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Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 6 April 2012 in Plant & Nature.

The Bisti Wilderness was extremely dry, high desert terrain. There were a few small plants, and most looked dead, although when it does rain, they return to life.

We carried plenty of water to last us all day.

Road Trip #15

NIKON D5000 1/500 second F/10.0 ISO 400 69 mm (35mm equiv.)

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

So stark, your shot really conveys that feeling

6 Apr 2012 5:39am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot
Have a lovely day

6 Apr 2012 6:52am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a fantastic light study this makes - the Sun looks to be directly overhead.

6 Apr 2012 8:18am

@Ronnie 2¢: It was, and very harsh light. We wanted to be there early or late, but travel and scheduling didn't work out so we shot with what we had. However, I liked it in this shot because of the shadow.

arvin from sari, Iran

Very interesting
Very beautiful

6 Apr 2012 8:57am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & interesting!

6 Apr 2012 10:03am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

wow desert et secheresse ici !!! dur de vivre là !!:)

6 Apr 2012 11:42am

Shar from Pilot Butte near Regina, SK, Canada

Your photo makes me laugh as it is very much a contrast to our weather today...raining here and cool!
I think I will curl up with a good book and stay in! Happy Good matter what weather you are dealing with!!!

6 Apr 2012 1:03pm

@Shar: I think you have the right idea. ;-)

Joyce from United States

Makes me thirsty. My back is out as of this morning, so my usually darting around like person 1/3 my age is over for a spell. :-{ It's a treat to "go places" with you and Mike in your shared pictures. This is a very interesting series.

6 Apr 2012 1:48pm

@Joyce: Hope you are better now.

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Good photo, this really portrays the extreme harsh conditions these plants endure.

6 Apr 2012 4:01pm

Christine from Iseste, France

et pourtant, on y trouve de la végétation....mais où puise t'elle l'eau? la nuit peut-être.

6 Apr 2012 4:59pm

@Christine: It says dormant until it rains, which is not very often.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

It is a small miracle over and over again if such a dryness awakes after rain again to the life. Maybe soon!

6 Apr 2012 7:24pm

franz from Baden, Austria

amazing what adverse condition these plants will take on ... and survive !!

6 Apr 2012 7:33pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent contrasts and shot. Superb!

7 Apr 2012 12:07am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

PARCHED is the word that comes to mind; I'm glad you carried enough for yourselves.

7 Apr 2012 1:36am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

The brightness is intense!

7 Apr 2012 2:44am

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

Great shot, I love how you caught the shadow and the cracks in the floor. I think parched is an understatement! :)

7 Apr 2012 11:55am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This seems to sum it all up!

7 Apr 2012 2:03pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Now that is dry....

9 Apr 2012 4:50pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

my favorite. sometimes, one needs to look down, eh?

11 Apr 2012 12:33am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is a shot of "No Hope Land"....

12 Apr 2012 11:01am

1/500 second
ISO 400
69 mm (35mm equiv.)