Lobster Claw Arch – Joshua Tree National Park

Lobster Claw Arch - Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree is famous for it’s otherworldly trees scattered amongst some very unique boulder formations. These piles and piles of rocks are almost endless it’s not a wonder why people often get lost in the maze of monzogranite. Curiosity makes you wonder what you can find in the sea of rocks. This arch probably doesn’t have an official name but some climber friends call it Lobster Claw Arch and the name is well suited to it’s shape. I spent a little bit of time scrambling through the boulders to find it so it was well worth enjoying in the warm light. Sometimes it’s the little things you can find off the beaten path that keep you searching for more to photograph. We all love the icons but it’s the lure of new things that pushes me to keep searching for something I haven’t seen yet.


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6 Responses to “Lobster Claw Arch – Joshua Tree National Park”

  1. David Leland Hyde Says:

    It’s a wonderful composition too. I like the warm light against deep blue sky, with warm shadows below. These colors make a good mix.

  2. Steve Sieren Says:

    Thank you David, all it needs is a little bit of snow. Next time!

  3. Carrie Says:

    I like your photo – the colors are so intense! You really captured that deep blue sky that we love out here so much! You should stop by and check out my inn, The Desert Lily B&B in Joshua Tree sometime!

  4. Rhoda Maurer Says:

    Steve – You spoke true words that I can relate to “…it’s the lure of new things that pushes me to keep searching for something I haven’t seen yet.” Well spoken.

  5. Sharon Van Lieu Says:

    I agree with Rhoda – well said, Steve. I like the photograph a lot. The deep blue contrasting with the warm rock is lovely and it does look like a lobster claw!


  6. Derrick Says:

    Great image Steve.

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