Mar. 2018 – Saguaro National Park

Sentinels on the Wash
Sentinels on the Wash
Saguaro Skyline
Saguaro Skyline
Pictographs on Signal Hill
Pictographs on Signal Hill
Fishhook Barrel and Ocotillo
Fishhook Barrel and Ocotillo
Lineup
Lineup
Tucson Sunset
Tucson Sunset
Sunset Sword
Sunset Sword
Saguaro Sunset
Saguaro Sunset
Late Flare
Late Flare
Desert Sky
Desert Sky
Sonoran Sunset
Sonoran Sunset
Last Light on Saguaro
Last Light on Saguaro
Evening in the Desert
Evening in the Desert
Twilight in Tucson
Twilight in Tucson
First Light in the Desert
First Light in the Desert
Saguaro Sunrise
Saguaro Sunrise
Morning in the Cactus Forest
Morning in the Cactus Forest
Light Grows in the East
Light Grows in the East
Saguaro Ribs
Saguaro Ribs
Octopus Saguaro
Octopus Saguaro
Symmetrical Sentinel
Symmetrical Sentinel
Broken Sword
Broken Sword
Light on the Saguaro
Light on the Saguaro
Cholla Light
Cholla Light
Saguaro Spines
Saguaro Spines
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