Saguaros Are Cool

Saguaro National Park on either side of Tuscon, Arizona, is home to the Saguaro Cactus.  Growing up to 40 feet tall, these plants are native to the Sonoran Desert. Other succulents and plants in the park include the Teddy Bear Cholla, Barrel Cactus, Hedgehog Cactus, Prickly Pear Cactus and the Ocotillo.




Kinda looks like a balloon you can twist into all kinds of unusual shapes.



The prickly spines on the cactus ward off animals looking for a happy meal!








Teddy Bear Cholla




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  1. These are fabulous, Mike. I esp. love the sunset ones that light up the teddy bear chollas!


  2. These are my husband’s favourites. Great pics!


  3. Super nice photos! I loved seeing the saguaros!

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  4. Great photos. I love that place. I lived there and hiked in all 4 directions, sometimes 7 days a week, 2 times a day.

    I was back there in 2013, did a ton of hiking again and still find Saguaro National Park , east and west, so magical…especially the westside.


  5. Saguaro Cactus looks very special through your lens.
    Gorgeous sunset scenes there.


  6. They look like they’ve stepped out of an old western movie. Your sunset photos are glorious, Michael.

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  7. We will be visiting next week! Thank you very much for the sneak preview! Lovely shots, as always


  8. Really awesome set of photos!

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  9. Michael! These pics are out of this world! I wish I could join ya at the Hopi Reserv. It sounds amazing!!!! We don’t get out of school until May 25. See you soon!


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