Never is that more apparent than right now. Death Valley is in the midst of a "super bloom." A rare explosion of more than 20 species of wildflowers currently blanket the valley floor in hues of yellow, white, pink, purple and red. According to the Los Angeles Times, it's been 11 years since Death Valley was so "full of life."
Death Valley is in the midst of a rare "super bloom" of wildflowers. Photo credit: National Park Service/YouTube
Desert sunflowers add some color to the usual barren landscape around the famous "sea level sign." Photo credit: Cole Mellino
Wildflowers have to be hardy to survive Death Valley's extreme climate. Photo credit: Cori Zancanella
Wildflowers grow near Death Valley's Salt Flats in Badwater Basin, which is too harsh of an environment for most plants and animals to survive. Photo credit: Cori Zancanella
Badwater Basin is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. According to the park service, the source of Badwater’s salts is Death Valley’s drainage system of 9,000 square miles—an area larger than New Hampshire. Photo credit: Cole Mellino