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cacti in Arizona
March 21, 2016

A Brilliant Blush

Your Shot member Darcy Ingram made this photo of saguaro cacti in Arizona bathed in the fiery light of a desert sunset. The slow-growing plants store water in their pleats and can weigh more than six tons. A healthy saguaro can live up to 175 years, even in this seemingly unforgiving landscape.

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Photograph by Darcy Ingram, National Geographic Your Shot
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