Los Padres National Forest

Before and After Photos Show California’s Super Bloom From Space

Due to a little extra rain, California’s “super bloom” has been especially vibrant this year. Places like Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Los Padres National Forest have seen a huge explosion of colorful wildflowers this spring compared to years past. The effect is even visible from space. These photos from Planet, a satellite imagery service, show just how dramatic the growth has been. They were first posted by KQED.

The satellite photo above, taken in late March, is an image of the Los Padres National Forest, which stretches…