The Sonoran Desert is one of the largest and hottest deserts in North America. It is home to a variety of unique plants and animals, perhaps most notably the Saguaro cactus. Phoenix is the largest city in the Sonoran Desert with a population of more than 4 million. In 2007, the desert near and around Phoenix was losing ground to urban sprawl at a rate of 4,000 square meters per hour.
Here are three of my favorite photos of the sunset my first night in Scottsdale last week. What do you think? Do you have a favorite below?
Sonoran Sunset Photo #1. The needles of a Saguaro cactus are sharp against the soft evening light in the background.
Sonoran Sunset Photo #2. The mountains in the distance take on a purple color as the sun sets.
Sonoran Sunset Photo #3. A Saguaro cactus in the setting sun.
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