Stephen W. Oachs Photography


In a National Park, far, far away...stands a majestic, ancient time-worn natural formation known as Arch Rock. This impressive landmark takes on a breathtaking new life after dark.

Arch Rock, sitting within the 550,000 wilderness acres of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California, seems to transform after sunset. At night, the iconic structure seems to become an enticing viewing portal of the Milky Way, and the brilliant star cluster that points to the center of our galaxy.

Standing at this place, gazing upward, one can't help but feel as if the arch might become a magical gateway to the heavens, to a galaxy far, far away....



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