Subject: Teddy-Bear cholla bathed in early morning light.
The cholla cactus can be found throughout Anza-Borrego and the deserts of the American southwest. The cholla has quite a bad reputation among humans and animals alike. The cholla is completely covered with extremely sharp pointy spines and barbs. When brushed against, these spines attach themselves to clothing or fur. Pulling these spines from your clothing or skin can be a very unpleasant experience. This is where the term jumping cholla came from.
Film: 35mm Fujicolor Reala(ISO 100)
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California
© Chris Cook 1999