California - steve-coyle

Hands Up!

The first thing I think of when I look at this shot is someone in an old Western yelling, "Reach for the sky". However, the Mormon pioneers whose name for the tree stuck, considered the limbs of the Joshua trees to resemble the upstretched arms of Joshua leading them to the promised land. This Joshua Tree is doing a great job of leading the way as another day comes to an end on Joshuar Tree National Park. Almost as if the tree is reaching for those last rays of sunlight before the day turns to night.

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