Saturday, November 10, 2012

Death Valley Blooms

It's easy to see where Death Valley might have got its name. This valley, located in the Mojave Desert in California, is the lowest and most dry place in all of North America. A scorching 57 degrees Celsius was recorded in Death Valley once, the HOTTEST SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN THE WORLD. The area is also not JUST valley. There are some high peaks that you could amply freeze your butt off during winter, say. Despite all of this sounding quite inhospitable, Death Valley can teem with life. There are all sorts of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and plants-all of which have adapted gracefully to make Death Valley their home. When a rare significant rainfall comes, explosions of flower blooms are known to happen, such as in these pictures: