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Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea gigantea)

South of Phoenix in the Sonoran Desert. A 10 year old plant is only 1.5 inches tall. This saguaro was about 40 feet tall. The holes are often used by birds to n...
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South of Phoenix in the Sonoran Desert. A 10 year old plant is only 1.5 inches tall. This saguaro was about 40 feet tall. The holes are often used by birds to nest. The holes also had been used by Native Americans as water containers long before canteens were available.
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valeriemurchie-stolpe
 
valeriemurchie-stolpe February 10, 2014
Love the colors, textures and POV of this. Interesting and pretty picture.
Flosno
 
Flosno February 10, 2014
Great POV ...excellent explanation
teresitopaez
 
teresitopaez February 14, 2014
I love your work, it is very impressive. Well done!
Amyart5
 
Amyart5 March 14, 2014
wow never knew that birds used them too.... nice shot and colors of a 40 feet tall cactus...
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estercastillo08 September 21, 2014
Wonderful shot, voted Straight up
hhpsfoto
 
hhpsfoto October 18, 2014
A portrait of a very impressive plant - well done, regards Herbert
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Dunner November 22, 2014
Love your work! This dramatic shot is captivating. Love what you do to capture nature at its finest thro the lens. Thank you!
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ussjernigan December 06, 2015
Nice.
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kathleenweetman December 30, 2015
This is a wonderful cactus....really full of texture .I see it has Carnegiea in its name....(I wondered if the Scot Andrew Carnegie ,who was a great philanthropist ,had it named after him...?) Voted .k
1Ernesto
1Ernesto December 30, 2015
You are so right! Carnegiea was named in honor of Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). In 1903 the Desert Botanical Laboratory of The Carnegie Institution was established in Tuscon, Arizona. In 1908 the Saguaro catus was moved by plant taxonomists fron the genus Cereus to a newly established genus Carnegia.