Cholla Sunburst

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D60
State/Province/Region
CA
Country
US
Nearest Area
Joshua Tree National Park
Town
Joshua Tree
Brief Directions

Located in Cholla Cactus Garden area in Joshua Tree National Park, along Pinto Basin Road. Park maps will show this location.

Notes

Don't touch the cacti!! Go to http://hitzeman.zenfolio.com to see this image full screen or to view other Joshua Tree National Park landscape photos.

Description

This very tall cholla cactus stood triumphantly in the baking sun, defying anyone to even try to get near it without feeling the pain of its thousands of barbed spikes. To get the shot with the sun bursting through its branches, I had to very carefully get down low and make sure to avoid its babies -- tennis ball sized rolling cacti that like to stick to even my tripod legs. This was a stunning example of Mother Nature's adaptability to the harsh desert climate in one of North America's most beautiful national parks.

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Date Added
April 4, 2011
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April 4, 2011

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