Photograph of lone wildflower along the Sky Island Byway to the top of Mt. Lemmon, Tucson, AZ, USA. Part of the byway can be viewed as it twists and turns until it reaches the summit.
Mount Lemmon is in the Santa Catalina Mountains located in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, Arizona, United States. The Santa Catalina Mountains rise from the Sonoran desert at an elevation of 2,500 feet, to a mixed conifer forest above 9,000 feet. Travelers begin their journey in the Sonoran desert scrub, dotted with mesquite and palo verde trees in low lying areas and cacti braced upon the steep rocky mountain side and canyon walls. As you climb into the mountains, the desert gives way to oak and cypress trees. Farther into the mountains, you enter a forest of juniper, mixed conifers, and ponderosa pine. Portions of the forest are preserved in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness.
Taken in RAW-Converted in PS4
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ28
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