Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. Five hundred miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and many miles of hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California Desert.
The park is named for Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and the Spanish word borrego, or bighorn sheep. The park features washes, wildflowers, palm groves, cacti and sweeping vistas. Visitors may also have the chance to see roadrunners, golden eagles, kit foxes, mule deer and bighorn sheep as well as iguanas, chuckwallas and the red diamond rattlesnake. www.kerstenbeck.com (Click image for larger view)
During the 110F heat of the day at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, I found this window peering into the greenery. Taken from the inside required a bit of HDR work – like the clarity of the details outside. More at http://www.kerstenbeck.com
Gate’s Pass, just west of Tucson, has one of the most stunning sweeping views, spectacular sunsets and for you cactus lovers, there are thousands of all shapes and sizes. I caught this little fellow enjoying this sublime sunset.
We caught this lone cactus when shooting a spectacular sunset at Gate’s Pass which is west of Tucson. Sunsets at the pass are simply breathtaking in color and scale, but this prickly friend poked our imaginations.More images at http://www.kerstenbeck.com