PETER MATULAVICH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETER MATULAVICH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Calthaleaf phacelia (Phacelia calthifolia) wildflowers whipping about in gale-force winds in Death Valley National Park, California. Expansive wildflower displays like this are relatively uncommon in Death Valley and are dependent on above-average rainfall in what is one of the driest and hottest places on earth.
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