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Breathtaking Video Shows Joshua Tree Changing Through The Seasons

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Sungjin Ahn spent the last year focusing his lens on the oddly shaped Joshua trees that grace only the western region of the country.

Ahn filmed the national park from May 2012 to May 2013 with the aim of collecting footage that shows Joshua Tree in different conditions, from spring blooms to different types of clouds to meteor showers.

"The overall goal of this time-lapse is to provide the beauty of Joshua trees that only live in the U.S.," he writes.

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There is some concern that these funky trees will eventually die off because of climate change, ultimately damaging the park ecosystem. Ahn says he wanted to capture the trees before they're gone and do the unconventional beauties some justice.