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Big Bend Prickly Pear Cacti 2

Big Bend National Park

On the western slope of the Chisos Mountains, a Prickly Pear Cactus blooms in late March. These blooms are beautiful, but don't get to close: Those thorns are sharp! Photo © copyright by Rob Greebon.