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Keywords:united, states, california, america, usa, state, Stem, Cholla, Cactus, Joshua, Tree, national, park, mojave, desert, cacti, prickle
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Dimensions3504 x 2336
Original file size7.23 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken5-Jun-07 20:05
Date modified10-Nov-11 14:11
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 20D
Focal length40 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/200 at f/9
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeAverage
A round, rolling prickle

A round, rolling prickle

Cacti live in extremely dry environments, showing many adaptations to conserve water. A cactus is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, the vast majority being native to the Americas.

The Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California. A large part of the park (173,890 ha), is a designated wilderness area. It consists of two deserts, each an ecosystem whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation: the higher Mojave Desert and lower Colorado Desert. The higher and slightly cooler Mojave Desert is the special habitat of the Joshua tree for which the park is named.