The Most Gorgeous Instagram Photos from California’s Super Bloom

Wildflower lovers, feast your eyes on these beauties.

After a three-year drought, Southern California is bursting with wildflowers that can finally flourish.

Plains around the area, including Carrizo Plain, Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, and Anza Borrego State Park are prime spots to see the “super bloom.” Since getting almost 10 inches of rain over the winter, those parks are bursting with dozens of flower species. Phacelia, coreopsis, tidy tips, and more create a bright blanket of purple, yellow, and orange that looks like it belongs in a fantasy land.

The wildflowers are so vibrant that it can be seen from space, but photographers here on Earth can’t get enough either. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best super bloom snaps on Instagram.

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Marissa Laliberte
Marissa Laliberte-Simonian is a London-based associate editor with the global promotions team at WebMD’s and was previously a staff writer for Reader's Digest. Her work has also appeared in Business Insider, Parents magazine, CreakyJoints, and the Baltimore Sun. You can find her on Instagram @marissasimonian.