Matt Purciel Photography
cholla cactus garden joshua tree

cholla cactus garden joshua tree

The Cholla Cactus Garden, in Joshua Tree National Park, is an amazing garden of teddy bear cholla cactus. This amazing plant lives in the Sonoran Desert and gives off a fuzzy teddy bear like appearance, but the spines easily stick to anything that comes close. For sunrise we decided to photograph the beautiful and mysterious cholla cactus garden in middle of Joshua Tree which probably wasn't the smartest idea. Navigating through the sharp jumping cholla cactus and trying to compose a shot is a difficult endeavor especially if you're half awake. I don't recommend it! But I was happy to capture the sun star as it back lite the cholla cactus.