[vimeo 79361710]

Unless you make a special trek, chances are you’ll never see a Joshua tree — they only grow in the Mojave desert, and even the ones there may be under threat from climate change. Luckily, photographer Sungjin Ahn has put together this lovely time-lapse video so you can appreciate the weird prickly trees in all manner of conditions (mostly sunrise, sunset, and various configurations of clouds, but it’s all gorgeous).

Obviously you should turn the sound off and play the U2 album of the same name.