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Teddy Bear Sunrise

Joshua Tree National Park, California

Cholla cactus in Joshua Tree is often referred to as Teddy Bear cactus because it seems to resemble the fuzzy arms and legs of a teddy bear. However, it is not nearly as cuddly, as the sharp spines will greatly irritate if not penetrate the skin. This Cholla Garden is located on the main road in the middle of the park. Photo © copyright by Stephen Penland.

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