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Southeastern California’s unique desert landscape

Photos and story by Angel Peña Located about 50 miles east of Palm Springs lies a protected area of desert that is home to stunning rock formations, unique wildlife and several different types of desert plants.  Named after its iconic trees, Joshua Tree National Park became the 54th national park October 31, 1994. Since then,

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The elusive ‘Firefall’ returns to Yosemite Valley

By Angel Pena After my first failed attempt at capturing “Firefall,” I spent an entire year contemplating on how I would pull this shot off. Fast forward one year and I found myself there again, ready to settle the score. Nestled between the Sierra Nevadas lies Yosemite Valley, a valley known for its majestic waterfalls,

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