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Barrel cactus, brittlebush and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table Barrel cactus, Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table Red barrel cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table
Barrel cactus, brittlebush and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon. Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months.
Image ID: 10899  
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Encelia farinosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Barrel cactus, Glorietta Canyon. Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months.
Image ID: 10906  
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Red barrel cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Image ID: 24302  
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Red barrel flower bloom, cactus detail, spines and flower on top of the cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table Cardon cactus, near La Paz, Baja California, Mexico.  Known as the elephant cactus or Mexican giant cactus, cardon is largest cactus in the world and is endemic to the deserts of the Baja California peninsula.  Some specimens of cardon have been measured over 21m (70) high.  These slow-growing plants live up to 300 years and can weigh 25 tons.  Cardon is often mistaken for the superficially similar saguaro of Arizona and Sonora, but the saguaro does not occupy Baja California, Pachycereus pringlei Add To Light Table Barrel cactus, Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table
Red barrel flower bloom, cactus detail, spines and flower on top of the cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Image ID: 24303  
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Cardon cactus, near La Paz, Baja California, Mexico. Known as the elephant cactus or Mexican giant cactus, cardon is largest cactus in the world and is endemic to the deserts of the Baja California peninsula. Some specimens of cardon have been measured over 21m (70) high. These slow-growing plants live up to 300 years and can weigh 25 tons. Cardon is often mistaken for the superficially similar saguaro of Arizona and Sonora, but the saguaro does not occupy Baja California.
Image ID: 05498  
Species: Cardon cactus, Pachycereus pringlei
Location: La Paz, Baja California, Mexico
 
Barrel cactus, Glorietta Canyon. Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months.
Image ID: 10905  
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Red barrel cactus detail, spines on top of the cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table Cholla cactus, sunrise, dawn, Palm Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Opuntia, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Add To Light Table
Red barrel cactus detail, spines on top of the cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Image ID: 24308  
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Cholla cactus, sunrise, dawn, Palm Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Image ID: 24305  
Species: Cholla cactus, Opuntia
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Teddy-Bear cholla cactus. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by.
Image ID: 11981  
Species: Teddy-bear cholla, Opuntia bigelovii
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Cactus flowers bloom, on top of a barrel cactus, with the town of Borrego Springs in the distance, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Add To Light Table Red barrel cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table Red barrel flower bloom, cactus detail, spines and flower on top of the cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table
Cactus flowers bloom, on top of a barrel cactus, with the town of Borrego Springs in the distance.
Image ID: 24306  
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Red barrel cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Image ID: 24307  
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Red barrel flower bloom, cactus detail, spines and flower on top of the cactus, Glorietta Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
Image ID: 24309  
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Cactus and lava field, Punta Espinosa, Fernandina Island Add To Light Table Barrel cactus, brittlebush and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table Barrel cactus, brittlebush and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Encelia farinosa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table
Cactus and lava field, Punta Espinosa.
Image ID: 05585  
Location: Fernandina Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Barrel cactus, brittlebush and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon. Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months.
Image ID: 10894  
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Encelia farinosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Barrel cactus, brittlebush and wildflowers color the sides of Glorietta Canyon. Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months.
Image ID: 10902  
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Encelia farinosa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Beavertail cactus bloom.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Opuntia basilaris, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table Barrel cactus bloom.  Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table Buckhorn cholla cactus, sunset, near Borrego Valley, Opuntia acanthocarpa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table
Beavertail cactus bloom. Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months.
Image ID: 10928  
Species: Beavertail cactus, Opuntia basilaris
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Barrel cactus bloom. Heavy winter rains led to a historic springtime bloom in 2005, carpeting the entire desert in vegetation and color for months.
Image ID: 10934  
Species: Red barrel cactus, Ferocactus cylindraceus
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Buckhorn cholla cactus, sunset, near Borrego Valley.
Image ID: 10971  
Species: Buckhorn cholla cactus, Opuntia acanthocarpa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Buckhorn cholla cactus, sunset, near Borrego Valley, Opuntia acanthocarpa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table Buckhorn cholla cactus, sunset, near Borrego Valley, Opuntia acanthocarpa, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California Add To Light Table Beavertail cactus blooms in spring, Opuntia basilaris, Joshua Tree National Park, California Add To Light Table
Buckhorn cholla cactus, sunset, near Borrego Valley.
Image ID: 10972  
Species: Buckhorn cholla cactus, Opuntia acanthocarpa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Buckhorn cholla cactus, sunset, near Borrego Valley.
Image ID: 10974  
Species: Buckhorn cholla cactus, Opuntia acanthocarpa
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California, USA
 
Beavertail cactus blooms in spring.
Image ID: 11930  
Species: Beavertail cactus, Opuntia basilaris
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Beavertail cactus blooms in spring, Opuntia basilaris, Joshua Tree National Park, California Add To Light Table Beavertail cactus blooms in spring, Opuntia basilaris, Joshua Tree National Park, California Add To Light Table Beavertail cactus blooms in spring, Opuntia basilaris, Joshua Tree National Park, California Add To Light Table
Beavertail cactus blooms in spring.
Image ID: 11931  
Species: Beavertail cactus, Opuntia basilaris
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Beavertail cactus blooms in spring.
Image ID: 11932  
Species: Beavertail cactus, Opuntia basilaris
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Beavertail cactus blooms in spring.
Image ID: 11933  
Species: Beavertail cactus, Opuntia basilaris
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Teddy-Bear cholla blooms in spring. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Add To Light Table Teddy-Bear cholla blooms in spring. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by, Opuntia bigelovii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Add To Light Table Hedgehog cactus blooms in spring, Echinocereus engelmannii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Add To Light Table
Teddy-Bear cholla blooms in spring. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by.
Image ID: 11934  
Species: Teddy-bear cholla, Opuntia bigelovii
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Teddy-Bear cholla blooms in spring. This species is covered with dense spines and pieces easily detach and painfully attach to the skin of distracted passers-by.
Image ID: 11935  
Species: Teddy-bear cholla, Opuntia bigelovii
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Hedgehog cactus blooms in spring.
Image ID: 11936  
Species: Hedgehog cactus, Echinocereus engelmannii
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Hedgehog cactus blooms in spring, Echinocereus engelmannii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Add To Light Table Hedgehog cactus blooms in spring, Echinocereus engelmannii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Add To Light Table Hedgehog cactus blooms in spring, Echinocereus engelmannii, Joshua Tree National Park, California Add To Light Table
Hedgehog cactus blooms in spring.
Image ID: 11937  
Species: Hedgehog cactus, Echinocereus engelmannii
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Hedgehog cactus blooms in spring.
Image ID: 11938  
Species: Hedgehog cactus, Echinocereus engelmannii
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 
Hedgehog cactus blooms in spring.
Image ID: 11939  
Species: Hedgehog cactus, Echinocereus engelmannii
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
 


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Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Parks  >  Joshua Tree National Park (California)
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Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  World Heritage Sites  >  Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Desert  >  Anza Borrego
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Desert  >  Joshua Tree National Park
Location  >  World  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Fernandina Island (Narborough)
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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Echinocereus engelmannii
Encelia farinosa
Ferocactus cylindraceus
Opuntia
Opuntia acanthocarpa
Opuntia basilaris
Opuntia bigelovii
Opuntia sp.
Pachycereus pringlei

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Updated: September 20, 2020