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Stunning Images of a California Superbloom

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Yellow flowers paint a bright contrast against the bright blue sky in Anza Borrego State Park in 2017. The area experienced a superbloom thanks to a wet winter.

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More yellow flowers from Anza Borrego State Park's 2017 superbloom.

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Fields of yellow, purple and orange flowers carpet the desert in Anza Borrego State Park in March 2017. The area is experiencing an explosion of color thanks to a wet 2017 winter.

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Yellow flowers show a burst of color against the rocky landscape of Anza Borrego State Park in March 2017. The area is undergoing a superbloom, thanks to a wet 2017 winter season.

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A field of yellow flowers paint the valley floor in the harsh desert landscape of Anza Borrego State Park in March 2017. The area has had a burst of flowers thanks to a superbloom from a wet winter.

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A yellow flower pops out of the desert in the fading sun in Anza Borrego State Park in March 2017. The area is undergoing a superbloom thanks to the wet winter.

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Purple flowers fill the background as a lone yellow flower makes itself known in a superbloom taking place in Anza Borrego State Park this March, 2017.

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Fields of flowers are bursting from the barren desert in Anza Borrego STate Park in Southern California this year, thanks to a wet winter.

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During the dry season, Anza Borrego State Park in Southern California presents a forbidding landscape.

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A fiery sunset with a rainbow in Anza Borrego State Park

Tia Ghose
Tia has interned at Science News, Wired.com, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and has written for the Center for Investigative Reporting, Scientific American, and ScienceNow. She has a master's degree in bioengineering from the University of Washington and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California Santa Cruz.