Photo of the Day: Cactus Valley, Chile

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We visited the Cardon Cactus Valley during our trek with Cactus Excursions from San Pedro de Atacama. We learned that the Cardon Cactus is protected in Chile because of it’s slow growth. A cactus this tall is thousands of years old. The different “arms” that you see in the picture is actually a different Cardon Cactus growing on a cactus. The wind blows the see of the flower from cactus to cactus.

Cactus in Chile

Cardon Cactus Valley

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One Response to “Photo of the Day: Cactus Valley, Chile”

  1. Marlene Schroeder says:

    There is a cactus in the Sonoran desert in Arizona called the Saguaro that is identical to the Cardon. The story that I heard was that the cactus was at least 75 years old before it grew its’ first arm….and that the Sonoran Desert is the only place it grows. It, too, is protected.
    As usual I enjoyed your pictures……….they are spectacular! Yesterday I looked at several sunrise pics…..BREATHTAKING!

    Thank you, Marlene

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