The Cholla Cactus, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, NM


Here, in the Rio Grande gorge of northern New Mexico, the cholla is the last of the cacti to bloom, and we always await the event with great anticipation. This year’s bloom was no disappointment.

Cholla cactus, alongside the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico

Cholla cactus, alongside the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico

Cholla cactus, alongside the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico

Cholla cactus, alongside the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico

Cholla cactus, alongside the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico

Cholla cactus, alongside the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico

Cholla cactus, alongside the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico

Cholla cactus, alongside the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico

 

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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