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Taken 5-Jun-07
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Keywords:united, states, california, america, usa, state, Stem, Cholla, Cactus, Joshua, Tree, national, park, mojave, desert, skeleton
Photo Info

Dimensions2336 x 3504
Original file size5.01 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken5-Jun-07 21:08
Date modified10-Nov-11 14:13
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 20D
Focal length40 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/200 at f/6.3
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeAverage
Cactus skeleton

Cactus skeleton

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.