Joshua Tree Superbloom 2016


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For more Joshuas in bloom see

Upper Covington Flat

Upper Covington Flat ♦ Clouds

Lower Covington Flat

Upper Covington Flat Superbloom DSCF3797

(2D images first. 3D Galleries further down the page will require redcyan glasses to see the full 3D effect. Click Photos to Enlarge.)

Trek dates: 2016 Feb 24 & 29, Mar 25

ON THIS PAGE WILL BE FOUND some of the more spectacular 2016 Joshua Tree superbloom photos. Although the Park did not go into a full-bore ground-cover superbloom this year the way that Death Valley experienced, many of the Joshua Trees either tied or surpassed the 2013 superbloom cycle at this fascinating Joshua Tree National Park. There were several areas surveyed, but the two most intense concentrations were found at Black Rock and Covington Flats. I’ve included a third gallery for one prolific tree E! & I found in Queen Valley near the Jumbo Rocks campground entrance.

I found the 3D results particularly outstanding. Many other shots in 2D and in 3D not included on this page can be found in the individual Black Rock and Covington Flats Galleries linked to above.

2D Black Rock, Mar 25

An Especially Noteworthy Tree

2D Upper Covington Flat, Mar 25

Upper Covington Flat Superbloom DSCF3854

2D An Impressive Specimen, Queen Valley

Queen Valley Superbloom DSCF3437

  • Use glasses to view 3D Anaglyphs
  • Click to Enlarge Photos

3D Anaglyph Black Rock, Mar 25

An Especially Noteworthy Tree

Be my guest and download as many of the 3D Anaglyph or 3D Half Side-by-Side photographs as you wish. Note: 3D H-SBS images should only be saved if you have access to a 3D TV.

3D Anaglyph Upper Covington Flat, Mar 25

Upper Covington Flat Superbloom 3DA 1080p DSCF3854

3D Anaglyph Specimen in Queen Valley, Feb 29

Queen Valley Superbloom 3DA 1080p DSCF3437

3D Half Side-by-Side Gallery

Suitable for 3D TV viewing. Half Side-by-Sides avoid the minor Anaglyph anomalies that can occur. Click images to enlarge. 1080p resolution. Or Windows users, right-click and choose SAVE LINK AS.


A spectacular year for photographing the Joshua trees in bloom!

John Murbach

Temple City, California


Posted 2016 Apr 3

Updated 2017 Nov 4