When you hear the words "Death Valley," what comes to mind? The California destination may sooner conjure images of ghastly heat than sublime eye candy — but now is definitely a great time to rethink the travel association.
It turns out the region is going through a phenomenon that is bringing a staggering natural beauty only seen in the area about once every 10 years.
The area usually only gets a couple of inches of rain each year. But thanks to pounding El Niño storms, the region is experiencing what’s being called a “super bloom,” an explosion of wildflowers that is blanketing the terrain in eye-popping color. Think bright purple and yellow flowers as far as the eye can see, making for a travel photographer’s dream destination — or a mighty fine place for an amateur selfie enthusiast, too.
For evidence — and for a zen break in the middle of your work day — check out this YouTube video shot by James Cleveland that shows off the landscape in all of its glory.
California, here we come.
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