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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.
Organ Pipe Cacti 82745 Overburden 20080214 Desert At Sunset 83443 Desert At Sunset 20080213
Cross on A Mountain 83406 Ajo Catholic Church Dome 83397 Desert Scene 83328 Desert Highway 20080212
Pozo Redondo Mountains At Sunset 83294 Organ Pipe Cactus 83288 Organ Pipe Cactus 83270 Raven On A Saguaro 83266
Backlit Cacti 83244 Curve-billed Thrasher On A Saguaro 83236 Curve-billed Thrasher On A Saguaro 83235 Alamo Canyon 83219
Hill Before A Mountain 20080211 Sunset Clouds 83122 Balanced Rock Sculpture 83117 Mountain Flowers 83069
Cactus Covered Mountain Slope 83034 Natural Arch 82991 Road to the Ajo Mountains 82923 Road to the Ajo Mountains 82914
'ROOMS' 82887 'GENERAL STO..' 82884 Blue 1934 Ford Mountain Vista 82847
Organ Pipe Cactus At Sunrise 82831 Desert At Sunrise 82808 Organ Pipe Cactus At Sunrise 82799 Mountains At Sunrise 82792
Organ Pipe Cactus At Sunrise 20080210 Backlit Organ Pipe Cactus 82767 Hickiwan Organ Pipe Cactus 82730 Ajo Mountains At Sunrise 20080209
Ajo Mountains At Sunrise 82698 'Air Mail' 82676 Desert Scene 82668 Ajo Scenic Loop 82656
Open Pit Mine 82634 Ajo Open Pit Mine Panorama 82623-5 Feathers On An Organ Pipe Cactus 82614 Ajo Plaza Arcade 20080208
Ajo Arcade Columns 82574 Ajo Depot Feature 82568 Desert Scene 82541 Desert At Sunset 82527
Desert Scene 82502 Desert Scene 20080207 Desert Scene 82486-7