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Cerro Castellan at Sunset 1

Big Bend National Park

The last light of sunset lights up the rocky ledges high atop Cerro Castellan on the western slope of the Chisos Mountains. This view of Big Bend National Park shows one of the many Prickly Pear Cacti - this one blooming with beautiful floweres - on the desert floor. But don’t get too close - those prickly pear are well armed with long and sharp thorns!