Second Chance for Saguaro Cactus!
Earlier this year I drove through Phoenix and the amazing saguaro cactus desertscape and kept thinking, around the next corner I will stop and get some photos. The next corner turned into the next corner and then at the next corner, the saguaro cactus were all gone. I had missed my chance. On a recent return to Phoenix I made sure to be ready to stop on the approach to the city, find a dirt road, pull off, and both get still photos with my Nikon and 4K video with my DJI Mavic Pro drone.
I took a much more stylized approach to my edit of the drone video this time, rather than the nature documentary style of most of my previous drone videos. What do you think?
A Cyclops Saguaro??
I have mostly seen prickly pear cactus and other churro looking cactus. The latter I often so dried out and lifeless in the deserts of New Mexico. Seeing this start to happen to a large, majestic saguaro kind of took me aback, as I thought are these not immortal if they can survive in the desert so tall and proud? The above saguaro in particular as it starts to decay I thought looked like a cyclops screaming out in pain with its arms up and one arm suffering gun shot wounds. Do you see that too??