Posts Tagged ‘Cactus’

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is located in the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona on the Mexico border. Known primarily for the monuments namesake, the Organ Pipe Cactus, the national park also has extensive stands of Saguaro cactus and both Teddy Bear Cholla (jumping Cholla) and Chain Fruit Cholla. The surrounding desert landscape is stunning as […]

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Organ Pipe Cactus

Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea gigantean), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona, USA

I finally finished editing my Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona photographs. This is one of my favourites, additional images can be seen at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument photos.

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Cane Cholla, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

Cane Cholla, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

I kept an eye on this interesting Cane cholla hoping that at some point the light would work for a photograph. After a somewhat cloudy day the sun came out for a short period to highlight the mountains and amazingly enough I was there. The yellow fruit seems to work perfectly with the other colours in the […]

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Guadalupe Mountains, Texas

Colourful foliage at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

Heading back towards New Mexico we decided to stop at Guadalupe Mountains National Park for a few days. This area of the Chihuahuan desert receives a little more rain than the southern area of Texas and Mexico so appears lusher. The mountains themselves are spectacular with El Capitan being especially impressive. Unfortunately I didn’t have […]

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Big Bend National Park, Texas

Prickly Pear Cactus, Big Bend National Park, Texas

Texas being a huge state also has a huge national park. Big Bend National Park is large, rugged, in the middle of nowhere and basically the type of place I love to visit. Here’s an image from day one, many more will follow.

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Organ Pipe Cactus and Mars

Organ Pipe Cactus in a Martian Landscape

One more Organ Pipe Cactus image before heading off to some new territory. The interesting light on this young specimen only lasted a few minutes and was very eerie, looking a little like a Mars landscape with a few strange plants thrown in. Unfortunately no aliens came to visit although the Arizona and New Mexico […]

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Saguaro Cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Saguaro at Sunset, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona

While Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is named after the impressive stands of Organ Pipe Cactus I expect most visitors are more awestruck by the gigantic Saguaro Cactus that dot the landscape. These cacti are difficult to uniquely photograph as every conceivable angle, lighting and composition has probably been shot hundreds of times before. At […]

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