19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Saguaro, Phoenix

This is a rare, genetic mutation that causes the crest of a Saguaro to grow into a rounded, circular pattern; these are called Crested Saguaros.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Alexandra Buxbaum