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Arizona's Desert by tourofnature Arizona's Desert by tourofnature
The Arizona desert is a great place to explore. The flora and fauna are entirely different than what I'm used to living at higher elevations. I thought the Teddy Bear Cholla (foreground) and Saguaro (the tall one) cactus were the coolest.

I painfully learned why they call the Teddy Bear Cholla the "jumping cactus". They don't actually move, but the barbed and spiny exterior are easily picked up if brushed against. Cowboys riding through the Sonoran Desert had to start wearing thick leather chaps despite the incredible heat to avoid the wrath of the jumping cactus.

This was taken in Lost Dutchman State Park outside of Phoenix, thanks to a tip from :iconpeterjcoskun:. If you want to see more desert imagery I suggest you drop by his page, he's captured some great light.
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
~ nice flow here ! --- not easy to do - with foreground leading the eye to the lone saguaro ( mostly ) ~ the red rock formation and great sky .
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ReiRobin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful as ever! I love the vibrancy in the photo, so much hope and energy!
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SilverTop Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful picture!  My husband and I love Lost Dutchman State Park ...so many different types of cactus.  The only problem is keeping the signs of civilization to the west out of your photos. +favlove 
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abhishek-mitra Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome composition!
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StargazerLZ Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
this beautiful work has been featured here stargazerlz.deviantart.com/jou… :)
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Cubic2400 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Such a great place.
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steppeland Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013   Photographer
Awesome! love the cactuses  and flora in the foreground - marvellous landscape and sky!
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Rufina-Tomoyo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Magnificent place to be.
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Romylyn Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Amazing as usual!
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Blakk-mamba Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My country Italy is beautiful, but these immense spaces we dream them to us :) really great photo compliments :)
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