March 21, 2016

A Brilliant Blush

Photograph by Darcy Ingram, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot member Darcy Ingram made this photo of saguaro cacti in Arizona bathed in the fiery light of a desert sunset. The slow-growing plants store water in their pleats and can weigh more than six tons. A healthy saguaro can live up to 175 years, even in this seemingly unforgiving landscape.

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12 comments
G Harrison
G Harrison

Gorgeous colors! Love the Southwest

Darcy Ingram
Darcy Ingram

Thanks for the kind comments - glad you enjoyed my image! Actually a total surprise and huge honor to have it selected as photo of the day.

Stu Lavitt
Stu Lavitt

Hi Darcy excellent you caught that Magic moment of lite Be well 

Elk B.
Elk B.

Amazing colors! Great.

dharmender yadav
dharmender yadav

aisa lg rha h jaise ye ye apni jagha ki hifajat kr rhe ho very beautyful pic


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