I spent a lot of time in Joshua Tree last week, trying to tie up some loose ends. Also, looking for rock art that I either haven't seen for a long time, or that was almost invisible last time I saw it.
The single little petroglyph in this post falls into the first category, and is one of my all time favorites. To me, it looks like a spaceman.
These first three photos are only here because I like them. They may, or may not be anywhere near this petroglyph site.
I've searched for this little site twice, and came away empty handed both times. This time, my wife walked right up and said, "what's that?" See the little depression just to the right and near the top of the the yellow flowers?
A closer look at the depression. Do you see the little white figure on the right side? It's about 10 inches high.
Here is a close up of it. This photo isn't mine and is about 45 years old.
I took this photo about a week ago. As you can see, the granite is decomposing and taking the petroglyph with it.
DStretch isn't really meant to enhance petroglyphs, but it does allow us to see this one better because of the contrast.