Buckhorn Cholla Bloom

The blossom of Buckhorn Cholla Cactus (Opuntia acanthocarpa) photographed in
Pine Creek area of Red Rocks, Nevada. June 2008.

Buckhorn Chollas are abundant in Red Rocks. They grow tree-like or shrubby and can reach height up to 6 feet (2 meters).

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TorstenW

TorstenW - Jun 4, 2008 2:02 am - Voted 10/10

Nature's Beauty

I logged in just to vote on this photo, because it caught my eye right away...

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jun 5, 2008 2:16 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nature's Beauty

Thank you. Yes, these flowers do get one's attention ;) Chollas are the last cacti to bloom in Red Rocks before summertime. Cheers!

Branko

Branko - Jun 4, 2008 2:40 am - Voted 10/10

Perfect shot!

Another perfect shot Anya.
Thnx for posting.
Brgds, Branko.

FlatheadNative

FlatheadNative - Jun 4, 2008 7:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Wow!

Another fantastic shot. You are amazing with theat camera. Congrats!

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jun 8, 2008 11:30 am - Voted 10/10

unreal Anya...

pretty sure I have never seen one this nice....Chollas seem to be the last to bloom....afraid I am missing them at full bloom....thanks for sharing...sweet

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jun 11, 2008 1:46 am - Hasn't voted

Re: unreal Anya...

Thanks Dow. I always seem to miss out on Teddy Bear Chollas blooms. Unfortunately they are not in Red Rocks, but in even hotter areas. Cheers.

vvujisic

vvujisic - Jun 10, 2008 8:32 am - Hasn't voted

Really beautiful!

Wonderful shot, Anya!

winemanvan

winemanvan - Mar 21, 2010 2:05 pm - Voted 10/10

beautiful

nice shot

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Mar 25, 2010 1:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: beautiful

Thank you. I hope there are lots of cacti blooming this spring also.

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