Gnarled Wood and Desert Flora
This is a perfect example of why you should never remove wood from the desert. A tree has died and fallen down the embankment on the side of an arroyo. Wildflowers have popped up all around it living off the nutrients and protection provided by the tree. I have to admit I once borrowed a small piece of cholla skeleton for a photo shoot in my Los Angeles studio, but later returned it to the same spot I found it on the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. Hopefully, I have been vindicated by Mother Nature for this small environmental transgression.
Nikon D1X DSLR, AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, exposure: f/8, 1/25 sec., EI: +0.33, ISO 125, exposure mode: Aperture Priority (center weighted), Nikkor MC-20 remote cable, Manfrotto 3221 tripod, Manfrotto 3047 studio head, 2003 Nissan Xterra 4×4.