All across Whipple Mountains Wilderness in California, life has adapted to thrive. From the spiky saguaro to delicate wildflowers, plants accent and soften the rocky ground. Bighorn sheep, mule deer, wild burros, coyote, black-tailed jackrabbits, ground squirrels, kangaroo rats, quail, roadrunners, owls, desert tortoises, and several species of rattlesnakes and lizards live here. And above, soaring through the dramatic desert sky, eagles, hawks and falcons look down on their next meals. Photo by Bureau of Land Management.