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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Prickly Pear

As a native Washingtontonian, I had never seen a prickly pear before moving to Nevada. I Gently touched the spines to see if they were as soft as they looked- and spent the rest of the afternoon with tweezers, loudly lamenting my poor decision!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: Las Vegas , Nevada, United States of America
Camera: DSC-HX400V
Copyright: © Mo Claus