"The Saguaro, pronounced "sah-wah-roh", (Carnegiea gigantea) is a large, tree-sized cactus species in the monotypic genus Carnegiea. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California, and an extremely small area of California. The saguaro blossom is the state flower of Arizona.
The common name of the cactus, saguaro, is a Spanish-language adaptation of a word used by a local aboriginal American nation, the Tohono O'odham, for the plant."
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bracasha75 (24591) 2009-03-19 0:35
Place where uraban and nature go thogeter
danos (103212) 2009-03-19 0:49
Tucson,like a model of Hyundai that circulate in Greece.Very nice presentation of these well known cactus of Arizona.I like the brilliant light and the clearness of the atmosphere.Well done.
saxo042 (37968) 2009-03-19 1:05
Impressive cacti in an attractive, urban surrounding. Very good colours!
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2009-03-19 1:34
This is a cool picture. I really like the graphical aspect of it. Those cactus are huge and I do find interesting them being used to decorate an urban place. They look to be a few meters high and quite thick too. It is a very nice shot. Well done.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-03-19 2:37
These under the blue sky rising cacti very spectacular. Several attractive details are visible yet on the photo: the palm trees, the sculptures and different plants. The colours and the lights are beautiful. The vertical composition is very attractive. Splendid shot. Have a nice day!
snunney (107513) 2009-03-19 2:40
Good vertical graphical lines and interesting contrasts between the work of man and that of nature. The vertical frame is a good choice. Fine colours and sharpness.
asajernigan (21427) 2009-03-19 2:40
Nice shot of these impressive cactus. The urban surroundings blend nicely with the elements of the desert. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail.
besnard (57256) 2009-03-19 3:24
Il est superbe ce cactus mais je crois qu'il ne faut pas l'approcher de trop près.
Merci pour cette belle image et bonne journée.
pierrefonds (71711) 2009-03-19 4:55
The saguaros cactus are framing well the palm trees. The point of view leads our yes through the garden toward the building in the background which is giving depth to the photo. The strong light is well managed and brings out the colors. have a nic eday.
Cretense (68703) 2009-03-19 7:34
Excellent, very original and very interesting photo. Great contrast between the cactus and the building in the background, great POV, framing and composition! Excellent light managment, brilliant colours! Congratulations!
Silvio1953 (154133) 2009-03-19 7:39
Ciao Chris, lovely composition with splendid cacti, great light and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
gilou530 (34) 2009-03-19 14:18
image lumineuse qui nous montre de sacré cactus au milieu de building, un beau mélange de statue et de cactus
Cricri (126750) 2009-03-19 14:57
C'est aussi grand qu'un arbre, c'est beau mais ça pique :-)belle lumière et couleurs des plus naturels
emka (107795) 2009-03-19 15:03
Hi Chris, Very impressive cacti. I am from rather cold country (Poland) so the view of free saguaros, so big, was a big attraction. Interesting also the statues here. I think I missed them. Pleasant photo, good colours.
hay_kes (31439) 2009-03-19 16:19
Very beautiful view and excellent colours, lighting and perspective.TFS.
BelCan75 (2201) 2009-03-19 21:57
Interesting shot with all these cactus plants in the middle of a city. That's so cool. Great POV with wonderful light, details and colours. Beautiful contrast with the sky. Great work, Chris!
danyy (0) 2009-03-19 23:13
ca sent bien le sud ici, avec ces plantes des pays arides, typiques, vedettes des films westerns. Une photo sobre bien dépaysante.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-03-20 0:16
I like the contrast of the cactus with the building in the background. When we think in that "big" plats, we think in a desert.
But, as you show us, they are in several places.
azaf1 (15929) 2009-03-20 1:30
Typical Arizona scene with the cacti. Nice vertical frame to fit the in and nice side light side and side lines, too
Have a nice weekend and TFS
JCG (35129) 2009-03-22 3:47
I think that very few birds have landed on this typical plant of American desert... Nice framing on this park that blends harmoniously vegetation and mineral environment. Beautiful image quality, I appreciate good luminosity, thank you Chris.
With all my friendships and a very good Sunday,
mikeo (12129) 2009-03-24 4:01
WOOOOOOW! What a huge cactus;))) I love it but no cance to see it here;) Maybe in botanic garden...
Lovely place, TFS.
mumek (20202) 2009-03-26 2:37
Nice view at the part of the city with different kind of the plants. I like the cactus on the right side with " children". Thanks for sharing.
serp2000 (45970) 2017-03-25 1:47
This is one of the symbols of Arizona. When I came back from Phoenix to New York first of all I changed my shoes. They were full of the cacti needles.
Simple but very nice composition, it brings me back to this desert.