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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Segmented Saguaro with lens flare

Saguaros are commonplace in the Sonoran Desert. This particular saguaro shows a unique growing pattern that causes the arms to become segmented. It is likely 200 years old and stands just north of Phoenix Arizona.

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Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Cave Creek, Arizona, United States of America
Copyright: © Lisa Knoebel