Sun and silence, life and death, beauty and heat. The Sonoran Desert defies easy capture in words just as it has defied human settlement. In this stunning collection, Jack Dykinga, a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, reveals the sudden beauty amid the blazing heat. Long dismissed as a wasteland, we are only now realizing its biological and ecological importance. Numerous historical figures have traveled through this landscape, including Juan Bautista de Anza, whose route was recently designated a National Millennium Trail, one of the featured trails in On the American Trail. Now, in partnership with One World Journeys
, we celebrate life in a sun-cracked land and urge you to join the effort to establish a Sonoran Desert National Park
in Arizona and preserve this fragile jewel for future generations.