Guy Tal's Desert Photos Capture Rare Desert Flowers

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 30, 2014
References: boredpanda & thisiscolossal
We don't often think of deserts as being places where something as lush and colorful as flowers grow, but this desert photo series from photographer Guy Tal shows that the desert can be full of all sorts of surprises.

These photos were captured in the Badlands, a region of dry terrain that's most known for jagged rocks and cracked earth—hardly a place for delicate flowers to grow. However, Tal describes that "On rare years wildflowers burst into stunning display of color, transforming the desert into a veritable garden for just few precious days." This now happens because the vegetation has been able to adapt to the harsh desert climate, bringing a rich display of purple, pink, yellow and blue colors to the desert.