Life and Death on the Sonoran Desert
Life and Death on the Sonoran Desert, Arizona
I came upon these two saguaro cacti as the sun was beginning to set on the Sonoran Desert, one a saguaro skeleton and the other in the prime of life adorned with June flowers atop each arm. It took 65-75 years for the live saguaro to sprout its first arm so it’s probably 100-150 years old. They live to be 200-300 years old and are the largest cactus in the US reaching 60 ft in height.
Nikon N90S SLR, AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, exposure not recorded, Aperture Priority, M-up Mode, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio head, Nikon MC-20 remote cable, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner