In Photos: California's Wildflower Super Bloom Can be Seen From Space

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California's wildflower super bloom is bigger than it's been in years, thanks to ample rainfall and a particularly wet winter. The massive explosion of poppies covering areas like Walker Canyon and the Santa Monica Mountains can even be seen from space.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Park rangers have had to work overtime to unsnarl traffic jams, keep visitors from trampling wildflowers, and even wave away helicopters, as the colorful floral panoply continues to draw thousands of locals and tourists alike. 

Related: When and Where to See the 2019 California Super Bloom

The super bloom has also caused millions of migrating painted lady butterflies to fill the sky in Southern California. While the blooms have faded in some regions, as social media indicates, there are still plenty of place to see this spectacular display.



 

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As the super bloom continues, rangers have had to unsnarl traffic jams, keep visitors from trampling wildflowers and even wave away helicopters Mario Tama/Getty Images
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A wet winter and heavy rains have led to a dramatic 'super bloom' of wildflowers in Southern California and Arizona. Getty Images
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A 'super bloom' of wildflowers blankets the hills surrounding Diamond Valley Lake near Hemet, California, March 24, 2019. Robyn Beck / AFP
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The dazzling display of flowers can be seen from airplane windows and even satellites in space. Getty Images
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A ‘super bloom’ of wild poppies blankets the hills of Walker Canyon as still charred hills from the Holy Fire stand in the background on March 12, 2019 near Lake Elsinore, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images
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Rancher's Fiddleneck are one of the wildflowers of the current 'super bloom' in the hills surrounding Diamond Valley Lake near Hemet, California, March 24, 2019. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
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A visitor takes a photo of a wildflower 'super bloom' covering the hills surrounding Diamond Valley Lake near Hemet, California, March 24, 2019. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
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A 'super bloom' of wildflowers cover the hills surrounding Diamond Valley Lake near Hemet, California, March 24, 2019. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
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A woman takes in the view of a ‘super bloom’ of wild poppies blanketing the hills of Walker Canyon on March 12, 2019 near Lake Elsinore, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images
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An aerial view of a ‘super bloom’ of wild poppies blanketing the hills of Walker Canyon on March 12, 2019 near Lake Elsinore, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images