In the desert

Close to Joshua Tree National Park, between Colorado and Mojave desert, in the burning heat, live is challenging. In the middle of nowhere, I found a sign of staying connected.

41°C, no shadow, carrying enough water along is crucial. A desert is defined by little precipitation and vegetation, large temperature differences between day and night. Living conditions are harsh. Plants and animals have to adapt to cope with the hostile landscape. The rabbits have large ears to control heat. Lizards need much less food and water compared to mammals and birds and excrete their metabolic waste only in solid form.

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Connected.” and Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab.

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