19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Opposites in a Desert

In Moab, Utah rain on the sandstone creates divots where sand collects and anything from flowers, cacti, bushes, and trees grow. I found a small patch of sand where a cactus and flower were growing side by side. Prickly and soft in an unexpected place.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Moab, Utah, United States of America
Camera: SM-G950U
Copyright: © Erin Mueller