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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Teddy bear cholla

Hiking around Joshua Tree National Park, we came upon a field of cholla cactus, nicknamed teddy bear cholla. So cuddly you could hug them, but don't! I liked the small light flare in the photo, lending a alien-like beam to an alien landscape of prickly characters.

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Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © summers scholl