15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
California Poppies Super-Bloom
After years of extreme drought, California experienced an exceptionally wet 2016-17 winter. This rejuvenated the landscape, causing a massive "superbloom" of wildflowers even out in desert areas. The rolling hills around Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet, CA were covered with California poppies and other wildflowers.
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||Nov. 29, 2017, 9:22 p.m.