Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Plant Life Algae & Fungi Category) - Family - Cactaceae - Cacti

This challenge closed about 5 years ago.

The Challenge

The 2nd in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of CACTI.

Interesting Facts

> Their distinctive appearance is a result of adaptations to conserve water in dry and/or hot environments.

> In most species, the stem has evolved to become photosynthetic and succulent, while the leaves have evolved into spines.

> The tallest is Pachycereus pringlei, with a maximum recorded height of 19.2 m and the smallest is Blossfeldia liliputiana, only about 1 cm in diameter at maturity.

> Cacti inhabit diverse regions, from coastal plains to high mountain areas, and from the sub-tropics to the deserts.

> A fully-grown saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) can absorb up to 3,000 liters of water in ten days. A young saguaro only 12 cm tall had a root system covering an area 2 m in diameter, but with no roots more than 10 cm deep.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia


Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: One Tall Cactus by George Lenz


The Top Ten

One Tall Cactus by George Lenz

One Tall Cactus by George Lenz was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 5 votes.

  • Cactus with purple bulbs by Arie Koene
  • Beaver-Tail in Bloom by John Butler
  • Thicket by JuliaPaa
  • Cactus in the Moon by Luca Renoldi
  • Barrel Cactus by Yannik Hay
  • Phoenix Series: Mini Pineapple? by Karen K Smith

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