Cardón Cactus (Argentina)

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Cardón Cactus (Argentina)

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Cardon Cactus - Echinopsis

I believe this is Echinopsis terscheckii or Echinopsis atacamensis.

These tree-size cactus are growing in the High Desert in North-West Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. I saw this one near Cachi (Argentina). There is another one here

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This is a HDR (High Dynamic Range) image from 3 RAW exposures, processed with tone mapping.

Date & GPS location
Photo taken on June 25, 2010
51, Bolivia
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