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danholmesphoto · a month ago
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The Cholla, This remarkable cactus is well known - daggers, barbs, spines, and pain! There are 20 species of Cholla - the most infamous, the Jumping Cholla, has loose jointed branches that seem to jump onto/into your legs, arms, back... and leave a lasting impression. This specie isn't the Jumping one - the branches aren't segmented, but the spines are just as sharp! These are always impressive to see - especially when backlit - yet difficult to photograph, providing a lesson in controlling chaos. This was an evening shot, in low light, handheld, with the Cholla isolated against the colorful granite background. #mojavedesert #cactus #chollacactus #ourpubliclands #danholmesphoto #cactusanddesertplants #nature #plants #spines #desert (at Mojave Desert) https://www.instagram.com/p/CNvKsABgFwV/?igshid=1j9wu06jxepoi
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succulentsurfer · 2 months ago
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The most dangerous cactus on earth. The Arizona Teddy Bear cactus or Jumping Cholla has needles so evolutionarily advanced that at the lightest touch, microscopic backward facing hooks grab onto you and when removed they rip out chunks of flesh causing serious bleeding. In the wild when attached to an unsuspecting animal, these segments will grow taproots into the humid flesh and slowly kill the animal while it's frantic running to escape the pain leads it to disperse the plant far and wide in the arizona desert.
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blus-apad · 2 months ago
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Day 2 of the Cute theme! It is my pleasure to introduce to you Squeak, the Wonky Cactus. ^_^
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chasingrainbowsforever · 5 months ago
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sigalrm · 5 months ago
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Spiky Miky by Pascal Volk Via Flickr: The youngest shoot of my cactus.
I wish you a happy Macro Monday and a great week.
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