Jumbo Rocks. Joshua Tree National Park. October 2014. Marcus Doyle
At Joshua Tree
National Park, east of Los Angeles, the last decade was the hottest on
record. Trees at the park have been able to survive because their roots
are capable of finding water deep in the desert ground. But there are
indications that rising temperatures and a drought may have dried out
their water source. But this is not the only problem for the Joshua Tree as animals native to the area have begun to gnaw at the base of the trees in a desperate attempt to obtain water. This in turn kills the tree which only grows in this specific part of the world.
Entrance to Jumbo Rocks. Joshua Tree National Park. October 2014. Marcus Doyle