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The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum 2016 Select Photos

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I’m a little late getting around to these photos with the holidays and resetting back into post vacation, work life. But as I mentioned in my Las Vegas album, I decided to go on a few smaller road trips instead of flying far away.

After returning from Las Vegas, I took a day to rest and then on Thursday I cruised to Tucson under and alongside lazy clouds and a descending sun. I’ve wanted to go the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for years but always seemed to cross continents and oceans instead. “It’s only a short drive away.” I said. “I’ll see it eventually.” Well eventually came and the opportunity presented itself. I can’t say enough nice things about this place. It’s like a museum, zoo, and ecological park all rolled into one. All things I love.

I know to some of you, these plants may be ubiquitous but to all my friends from far away, this must look like Mars compared to where you’re from. The strangest thing for me was to see people ooo-ing and aaah-ing at flora that’s literally in my front and back yard. But again the desert is quite unique and if you look past what may seem like an environment forsaken, can find a sort of shambolic beauty.

Several people were getting their shirt sleeves snagged and ripped and shoulders scratched as they brushed up against bushes and weren’t aware that the desert is pretty much nothing but sharp and pokey plants. I thought that was kind of funny.

Here are my favorite photos from my day at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Photos taken with a Nikon D5500 and GoPro Hero 4 Silver.

Of course if you’d like to see the full, unedited gallery, you can find it here. I hope you all enjoy and have a wonderful day.

Author: phxdown

My mind tends to wander. Wander far away.

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