Located primarily in southeastern California and southern Nevada, the Mojave Desert is the driest desert in North America. Characterized by expansive sloped basins between rugged faulted mountain ranges, most of the valleys are internally drained, meaning that any precipitation that does fall does not flow out to the ocean. Joshua trees are native only to the Mojave and indicate the boundaries of the region.

Nevada, Red Rock Canyon, sunrise
Red Rock Canyon, Nevada
Nevada, Pinto Valley Wilderness, petroglyphs, Mojave Desert, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Pinto Valley Wilderness, Nevada
Nevada, Pinto Valley Wilderness, rainbow, Mojave Desert, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Pinto Valley Wilderness, Nevada
California, Turtle Mountains, wildflowers, Mojave Desert
Turtle Mountains, California
Arizona, Black Mountains, Cathedral Rock, cactus, cholla, Mojave Desert
Black Mountains, Arizona
California, Mopah Peak, Turtle Mountains, wildflowers, Mojave Desert
Turtle Mountains, California
Lake Mead, Nevada, Pinto Valley Wilderness, Mojave Desert, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Pinto Valley Wilderness, Nevada
Nevada, Valley of Fire, bighorn sheep
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
California, Coxcomb Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Desert
Joshua Tree National Park, California
California, Turtle Mountains, wildflowers, Mojave Desert
Turtle Mountains, California
Muddy Mountains Wilderness, Nevada, Mojave Desert
Muddy Mountains Wilderness, Nevada
Nevada, Pinto Valley Wilderness, rainbow, Mojave Desert, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Pinto Valley Wilderness, Nevada
Nevada, Pinto Valley Wilderness, Mojave Desert
Mojave Desert, Nevada
Nevada, Pinto Valley Wilderness, cactus, Mojave Desert, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Pinto Valley Wilderness, Nevada
California, Turtle Mountains, wildflowers, Mojave Desert
Turtle Mountains, California
Muddy Mountains Wilderness, Nevada, Mojave Desert
Muddy Mountains Wilderness, Nevada
Nevada, Valley of Fire, bighorn sheep
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Bighorn, Nevada, Pinto Valley Wilderness, Mojave Desert, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Pinto Valley Wilderness, Nevada
California, Turtle Mountains, wildflowers, Mojave Desert
Turtle Mountains, California
Lake Mead, Nevada, Pinto Valley Wilderness, Mojave Desert, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Pinto Valley Wilderness, Nevada
Arizona, Black Mountains, Mojave Desert
Black Mountains, Arizona
Muddy Mountains Wilderness, Nevada, Mojave Desert
Muddy Mountains Wilderness, Nevada
California, Coxcomb Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Desert
Joshua Tree National Park, California
California, Coxcomb Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave Desert
Joshua Tree National Park, California
California, Coxcomb Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park, wildflowers, Mojave Desert
Joshua Tree National Park, California
California, Turtle Mountains, wildflowers, Mojave Desert
Turtle Mountains, California
California, Turtle Mountains, Mojave Desert
Turtle Mountains, California
California, Turtle Mountains, wildflowers, Mojave Desert
Turtle Mountains, California
California, Turtle Mountains, Mojave Desert
Turtle Mountains, California
California, Turtle Mountains, cactus, Mojave Desert
Turtle Mountains, California
Elephant Arch, Nevada, Valley of Fire, arch
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Nevada, Valley of Fire, road, White Domes Road
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Bowl of Fire, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Muddy Peak, Nevada, Muddy Mountains
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada
Nevada, Valley of Fire, White Domes Road
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Nevada, Valley of Fire, stars
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Muddy Mountains Wilderness, Nevada
Muddy Mountains Wilderness, Nevada
Muddy Mountains Wilderness, Nevada
Muddy Mountains Wilderness, Nevada
Bowl of Fire, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Muddy Peak, Nevada, Muddy Mountains
Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada
Nevada, Valley of Fire, hiking, slot, White Domes Trail
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Racetrack, Death Valley, California, National Park, moon
Death Valley National Park, California
Racetrack, Death Valley, California, National Park, sunset
Death Valley National Park, California
Racetrack, Death Valley, California, National Park
Death Valley National Park, California
Eureka Dunes, Death Valley, California, October
Death Valley National Park, California
Eureka Dunes, Death Valley, California
Death Valley National Park, California
Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California, Indian Canyons, Palm Springs, Mojave Desert
Palm Springs, California
ocotillo, moonlight, Anza Borrego Desert, California
Anza Borrego Desert, California
Mudhills, Anza Borrego Desert, California
Anza Borrego Desert, California