Picture of the Day

Pricklypear Cactus Flower

July 11, 2021   ―-  Archive

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2021-07-11
License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Here is a pricklypear cactus (Opuntia polyacantha) flower at the Lefthand OHV area in Boulder County, Colorado. This plant is widespread in western North America from Canada to northern Mexico. It is used for food by humans and animals. This photo was taken on June 29, 2021.

Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel T5i with a standard zoom lens (EF-S 18-55 mm).

Authors: Richard Hollos and Stefan Hollos