Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Unusual

This prickly pear cactus appears to have found a way to grow in the arms of a giant saguaro cactus. Very unusual.

10 comments:

brattcat said...

a prickly embrace.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is unusual. I don't think I have ever seen a prickly pear growing on a saguaro. I wonder where the roots go. This is like a epiphyte growing on a jungle tree in Costa RIca.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

now this is an interesting find. i have not seen this before

JM said...

Nature never stops surprising me! How amazing! Great find, Sharon!

Birdman said...

Love this one! Wonderful close-up. Is that some sort on nest within its clutches???

Magpie said...

I have a photo of this very same thing from my brother's yard in Tucson. We're pretty sure a bird of some sort "deposited" the prickly pear seeds. Great shot.

Magpie said...

Sharon - I found the photo. Hope you enjoy it...
http://inovermyhead-magpie.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!

Kate said...

Great close-up of both.

Jarart said...

I've never seen that before either! Great find.

notaphotographerbutiplayoneontv said...

Oh, don't they make a sweet looking couple?