Near the bottom of the Sonoran Desert.....
This was taken within 2 km of the Sea of Cortez near the town of Bahia Kino in the Mexican state of Sonora. Most people come for the warm ocean, but we discovered an interesting desert behind the strip of homes and condos.
"The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert which straddles part of the United States-Mexico border and covers large parts of the U.S. states of Arizona and California and the northwest Mexican states of Sonora, Baja California, and Baja California Sur. It is one of the largest and hottest deserts in North America, with an area of 311,000 square kilometers (120,000 sq mi). The desert contains a variety of unique plants and animals, such as the saguaro cactus." - Wikipedia
Cardon (common on the Baja) and Organ Pipe Cacti can be seen in the photo. I am not sure if the big one is a Cardon or a Saguaro.
I wish I had taken more time getting the exposure right on this shot.... it is pushed a bit in Photoshop.... and I didn't have a tripod. The plants around the bottom of the old Saguaro were a wonderful blue-grey. I hope to go back. This is when you wished you used your GPS to mark the spot.
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- Copyright: Dave Renfroe (daveRen) (150)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus E-1, B+W 67 mm circular Polarize
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cactus plants, DESERTS, Westcoast Mexico, Sonoran Desert [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-21 9:03