These photos were taken on our recent trip to Baja California, Mexico. I’ve posted them in the order I took them over the course of a week. In my next post I will go into further detail about the location, but for now I wanted to show you the larger panoramas that I took with my iPhone on our daily hikes up into the hills that surrounded the property.
The ecosystem here is described as California coastal sage and chaparral. I was told while on the trip that it is desert or desert-like, but still close enough to the coast to receive some wetness and humidity. I would describe the plantscape as “scrubby,” populated by woody, leathery-leaved herbs and succulents, including sagebrush, buckwheat, yucca, and agave (to name a few).
I was surprised to discover that there were also rivers (mostly dry) and a few small oak woodland areas that provided a shady respite from the midday heat. You can see one such woodland in the bottom right of this picture (above).
Panoramas from a later portion of our trip as well as a how-to can be seen over here.