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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.
Curve-billed Thrasher On A Saguaro 83235 Desert At Sunset 83443 Desert Scene 82486-7 Desert Scene 20080207
Desert At Sunset 82527 Desert Scene 82541 Ajo Depot Feature 82568 Ajo Arcade Columns 82574
Ajo Plaza Arcade 20080208 Feathers On An Organ Pipe Cactus 82614 Ajo Open Pit Mine Panorama 82623-5 Open Pit Mine 82634
Ajo Scenic Loop 82656 Desert Scene 82668 'Air Mail' 82676 Ajo Mountains At Sunrise 82698
Ajo Mountains At Sunrise 20080209 Hickiwan Organ Pipe Cactus 82730 Backlit Organ Pipe Cactus 82767 Organ Pipe Cactus At Sunrise 20080210
Mountains At Sunrise 82792 Organ Pipe Cactus At Sunrise 82799 Desert At Sunrise 82808 Organ Pipe Cactus At Sunrise 82831
Mountain Vista 82847 Blue 1934 Ford 'GENERAL STO..' 82884 'ROOMS' 82887
Road to the Ajo Mountains 82914 Road to the Ajo Mountains 82923 Natural Arch 82991 Cactus Covered Mountain Slope 83034
Mountain Flowers 83069 Balanced Rock Sculpture 83117 Sunset Clouds 83122 Hill Before A Mountain 20080211
Alamo Canyon 83219 Curve-billed Thrasher On A Saguaro 83236 Backlit Cacti 83244 Raven On A Saguaro 83266
Organ Pipe Cactus 83270 Organ Pipe Cactus 83288 Pozo Redondo Mountains At Sunset 83294 Desert Highway 20080212
Desert Scene 83328 Ajo Catholic Church Dome 83397 Cross on A Mountain 83406 Desert At Sunset 20080213
Overburden 20080214