Saguaro National Park, in Arizona, is a special place. The sheer density of the Saguaro Forest is captivating and I love how the cacti look against the red rock.
Usually I photograph them from ground level, often from a low angle looking up to emphasize their immense size. But seen from above, you get a totally different feel for the place.
To get a good vantage point, we got some advice from the park ranger and hiked up a hill to a look out which gave us a good view of the valley.
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On the way, we came across a few people that couldn’t find the trail. Being from BC, where there are lots of inuksuks, the trail was plainly visible to us with these kinds of markers pointing the way, but apparently other people were expecting wooden signs with arrows!
At least you can’t get too lost up here because you can easily see the parking lot below (it is just out of the frame in the foreground of the image).