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Organ Pipe Cactus in its namesake National Monument Perhaps not as spectacular as the nearby Saguaro National Park, the Organ Pipe Cactus NM is well worth a visit and is practically the only place in the US where you can see these distinctive cacti - and a lot of interesting birds, mammals, insects and reptiles. Arizona,Geotagged,Organ Pipe Cactus NM,Organpipe cactus,Stenocereus thurberi,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Organ Pipe Cactus in its namesake National Monument

Perhaps not as spectacular as the nearby Saguaro National Park, the Organ Pipe Cactus NM is well worth a visit and is practically the only place in the US where you can see these distinctive cacti - and a lot of interesting birds, mammals, insects and reptiles.

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  1. Super sharp shot! Posted 6 days ago
    1. Thank, but they do kind of stand still and pose for you! Posted 5 days ago
      1. Sharp is sharp :) Posted 5 days ago

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''Stenocereus thurberi'', the organpipe cactus, is a species of cactus native to Mexico and the United States. The species is found in rocky desert. Two subspecies are recognized based on their distribution and height. The Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is named for the species.

Its English common name is derived from its resemblance to a pipe organ. It is locally known as ''pitaya dulce'', Spanish for "sweet pitaya" or sweet cactus fruit.

Similar species: Caryophyllales
Species identified by Barry
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Uploaded Aug 12, 2017. Captured Jul 16, 2017 19:54 in AZ-85, Ajo, AZ 85321, USA.
  • EX-ZR100
  • f/7.9
  • 1/250s
  • ISO100
  • 4.24mm