Known as the jumping cactus, these prickly plants of the desert are named so for good reason. With the slightest touch from a passing hiker or animal, this cactus will attach itself to clothing or fur.
Other names this cactus is known as are: hanging chain cholla, teddy bear cholla, chain fruit cholla and several others.
The jumping cactus thrives under the harsh desert sun in the arid soils of the Mojave Desert. In Joshua Tree National Park there are large "forests" of the cactus which look impressive as they stretch out for many hectares.
Cholla Cactus Garden, Cylindropuntia fulgida, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave desert, California, USA
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/23.0, exposure time of sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 14mm.
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