The Badlands region in the American West is noted for its desert and ruthless landscape, which is decorated with clear and eroded spires of stone. If you catch it at just the right moment and in the right conditions, however, these apparent wastelands can give birth to an incredible explosion of color and life in the form of gorgeous wildflowers. For photographer Guy Tal, there is a gentle beauty that explains itself only so often. “On rare years,” says Tal, explaining his series of photos taken in the American West, “wildflowers burst into striking display of color, transforming the desert into a real garden for just a few days.” The reason, of course, is that plants in the region has adapted to the climate. With just a little bit of moisture, the desert can transform into a colorful garden of bright purple and yellow.