Matt Purciel Photography
Anza Borrego Superbloom

Anza Borrego Superbloom

The Anza Borrego super bloom in 2017 didn't disappoint. Thanks to an unusually rainy year in California, the Anza Borrego State Park experienced its first super bloom since 2008. Few sites are more memorable than seeing with your eyes brilliant colors and smelling the fragrant fields stretching for miles across the normally dry sandy flats. During these super blooms, hundreds of thousands of people make the pilgrimage to Anza Borrego Desert State Park to witness this inspiring sight. For this photo, I was trying to shoot some of the fragrant pink sand verbenas with the mountains in the background and then came across these white evening primroses, so I had to arrange the two wildflowers together. We were hurrying to get some shots before sunset, but the fun part was you'd keep sinking in the sand after stepping into rabbit holes. They say super blooms happen an average of ever ten years. I'm already waiting for the next one at Anza Borrego.