Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge | Big Saguaros

This week’s black and white photo challenge is for “big subjects.” The saguaro cactus was the first thing that came to mind (I was just at Saguaro National Park over the weekend, so I guess that makes sense). The saguaro (pronounced “sah-wahro”) is native to the Sonoran Desert, which covers a portions of Arizona, California, and northern Mexico. I’ve listed a few facts after the photos – enjoy!

 

saguaro, Tucson, Arizona, black and white, photography

For reference of scale, my lovely assistant her is 5’2″

saguaro, Tucson, Arizona, black and white, photography

Looking up, up, up

Fun Facts

  1. Saguaros are the largest cactus species in the US. – they can grow up to 40 feet tall and weigh more than a ton!
  2. Saguaros can live between 100-200 years.
  3. Despite the intimidating spines, Saguaros often serve as homes for birds, which carve out holes in the plants. The birds usually wait for these holes to dry out before moving in.
  4. After the saguaro dies, its woody ribs can be used to build roofs, fences, and even parts of furniture.
  5. The saguaro bloom is Arizona’s state flower.

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