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Bluebonnet Sunrise in Big Bend 309-3

River Road West, Big Bend National Park

About 15 minutes before the sun peeked over the distant Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park, the horizon seemed to come alive in a beautiful orange and yellow glow. In the foreground, bluebonnets covered the slopes and valleys as far as the eye could see. In what was likely a once-in-a-lifetime bloom, this desert superbloom gave more color to this rugged landscape than I’ve seen in my years of visiting and shooting this park. Even the park rangers and a few locals said they’d never seen as many bluebonnets. It was quite a sight.