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Sonoran Desert Gallery - Ajo Region

Photos taken during my stay in the Sonoran Desert south of Ajo (pronounced Ahhh'-ho), Arizona USA, the Photo Odyssey's 140th camp. The purpose for being in this area is to photograph organ pipe cacti, which while apparently common in the Mexican region of the Sonoran Desert, they are fairly rare in the US, growing in only this small area of southern Arizona.

So, the photos here were taken in the northern central region of the desert, which extends farther west into California, east a bit beyond Tucson, Arizona, and much farther south into Mexico and, as can be seen in these photos, the Sonoran Desert is not a barren wasteland like some deserts, but is actually teeming with life, both flora and fauna, at least in this region of it.
Desert At Sunset 82527 Mountains At Sunrise 82792 Desert Highway 20080212 Ajo Catholic Church Dome 83397
'Air Mail' 82676 Curve-billed Thrasher On A Saguaro 83236 Organ Pipe Cactus At Sunrise 20080210 Desert Scene 20080207
Open Pit Mine 82634 Overburden 20080214 Desert At Sunset 20080213 Ajo Mountains At Sunrise 20080209
Ajo Plaza Arcade 20080208 Hill Before A Mountain 20080211 Feathers On An Organ Pipe Cactus 82614 Ajo Open Pit Mine Panorama 82623-5
Ajo Scenic Loop 82656 Desert At Sunrise 82808 Raven On A Saguaro 83266 Balanced Rock Sculpture 83117
Cactus Covered Mountain Slope 83034 Mountain Vista 82847 'GENERAL STO..' 82884 Alamo Canyon 83219
Backlit Cacti 83244 Sunset Clouds 83122 Pozo Redondo Mountains At Sunset 83294 Road to the Ajo Mountains 82914
Cross on A Mountain 83406 Blue 1934 Ford Natural Arch 82991 Desert Scene 83328
Organ Pipe Cactus At Sunrise 82799 Organ Pipe Cactus At Sunrise 82831 'ROOMS' 82887 Organ Pipe Cactus 83288
Backlit Organ Pipe Cactus 82767 Hickiwan Organ Pipe Cactus 82730 Mountain Flowers 83069 Ajo Arcade Columns 82574
Road to the Ajo Mountains 82923 Ajo Depot Feature 82568 Organ Pipe Cactus 83270 Desert Scene 82668