0 Likes

Arizona Sonora Desert near Tucson, Arizona, USA
Tucson
The Arizona Sonora Desert stretches from central Arizona south into the state of Sonora, Mexico and west into portions of Southern California. It is the hottest and driest desert in North America with an area of over 120,000 square miles. Its most prominent landmark is the saguaro cactus, but the biodiversity of the desert is truly amazing. The Desert is generally divided into seven regions according to characteristic vegetation: Lower Colorado Valley, Arizona Upland, Plains of Sonora, Foothills of Sonora, Central Gulf Coast, and Magdalena Region. Other major types of cactus, some of which are shown in the panorama, include Cholla, beavertail, hedgehog, fishhook, prickly pear, night blooming cereus, and organ pipe. The picture above show the variety of plant species found in the Desert, such as Creosote bush and bursage, Indigo bush, Mormon tea, and mesquite. Prominent in the panorama is a spindly ocotillo cactus, which sprouts leaves only in the wet season.
Copyright: James l. tanner
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9000x4500
Chargée: 24/11/2011
Mis à jour: 03/09/2014
Affichages ::

...


Tags: arizona; sonora; desert; tucson; cactus; saguaro; ocotillo; dry; hot
comments powered by Disqus

James L. Tanner
Arizona Sonora Desert Musuem, Tucson, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Desert Oasis, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Arizona
Toni Garbasso
Sonora desert
Toni Garbasso
Sonora Desert
Toni Garbasso
Tucson sunset
Toni Garbasso
Tucson Museum of Art & Historic
Toni Garbasso
El Presidio Park
Toni Garbasso
Downtown Tucson
Rob van Gils
La Placita Village, Tucson AZ
terry blackburn
Pima County Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona
Rob van Gils
Pima County Courthouse
Toni Garbasso
Pima County Courthouse
Levent ŞEN
Historic Harbor - 1
Chris Witzani
Puerto tazacorte la palma kanarische inseln
Andrea Biffi
Castello Cova a Milano
Ivan Petrov
Znamenskaya Tower
Richard Chesher
Lifou Traditional Dance missionary arrival in New Caledonia
Wojciech Fuchs
Jeanie Johnston
Adam Dreller
Museum Of Glass At Night
Randy Kosek
Toronto At Dusk
Willy Kaemena
Velaro Driver's Cabin
Paco Lorente
Monastery of "Santa Maria de la Valldigna"
Tibor Illes
Greek Catholic church wedding
heiwa4126
Tokyo International Forum - Glass Building 7F
James L. Tanner
Above Washington Street, Downtown Phoenix, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Historic District, Hannibal, Missouri USA
James L. Tanner
Phoenix and the Salt River Valley from South Mountain Park, Phoenix, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Student Dorms at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Boot Hill Cemetery, Tombstone, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
San Felipe de Neri, Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
James L. Tanner
The Murdock Site, Mormon Trail, South of Alda, Nebraska
James L. Tanner
Arizona State Capitol Plaza, Phoenix, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Southside of Manti, Utah, Temple, Manti, Utah USA
James L. Tanner
Bridal Veil Falls, Provo Canyon, Utah U
James L. Tanner
Civic Space Park, Phoenix, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Pinnacle Peak, Scottsdale, Arizona USA
More About USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.