15 Photos That Will Change The Way You See U.S. Deserts

When one thinks of the desert, images of Africa’s great Sahara undoubtedly come to mind. Yet the world is covered with these arid landscapes, and the U.S. is no exception. A desert is defined as an area that receives less than 10 inches of rain annually. The effect of such harsh conditions is truly remarkable.

The following photographs offer an overview of some of the world’s most noteworthy deserts right here in America.

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