62 Arm Saguaro with Trooper


This was an amazing saguaro. My son showed me a photograph of it that one of his friend's mom took of it while doing some geocaching. He got the GPS coordinates of it from his friend and my kids and I went to check it out. I counted the arms twice because there were so many to make sure I got a good count. I came up with 62 arms! I learned that it collapsed sometime in the last half of 2010 so it's not there to be enjoyed any more. Just imagine all the Arizona history that happened during the life of this monster cactus.

Photographer: Rick Scott
Date: 29 March 2008
Camera: Canon EOS 20D digital camera
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM at 38mm
Exposure: 1/320 second at f/8
Camera Mode: ISO 100 RAW
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 for RAW conversion and CS5 for image processing

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