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The Crested Kingdom: Crested Saguaros of Sabino Canyon Arizona Desert Photography Southwestern Landscape Metal Wall Art

The Crested Kingdom: Crested Saguaros of Sabino Canyon Arizona Desert Photography Southwestern Landscape Metal Wall Art

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When we see something or someone different from the rest of us, how do we normally react? Do we despise them because of their differences or “abnormalities”? Or do we embrace them in spite of these differences and appreciate them for what they are?

Nestled in the heart of Arizona's Santa Catalina Mountains lies Sabino Canyon, a haven for nature enthusiasts seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. A short drive from Tucson, Sabino Canyon is easy to reach and offers visitors a chance to witness the natural beauty of the desert up close.

However, there is one rare sight that many visitors to the canyon hope to catch a glimpse of: the crested saguaros.

These crested saguaros are a rare sight indeed, as they appear to be some sort of abnormal growth on the otherwise straight and upright saguaro cacti.

Scientists and enthusiasts alike have pondered how these crests come to be, with theories ranging from lightning strikes to genetic mutations. In all of these theories, no one has come up with a definitive answer.

Despite their mysterious origins, the crested saguaros showcase a beauty that we can all appreciate. Their unusual shape and form make them stand out from their saguaro brethren, and they have become something of a symbol of individuality and uniqueness in the natural world.

In our society, being "different" isn't always a bad thing, and the crested saguaros remind us of this.

Many visitors to Sabino Canyon go in search of these elusive crested saguaros, hoping to catch a glimpse of their unique form. Some lucky individuals have spotted them while hiking the many trails that wind through the canyon, while others have been able to spot them from the comfort of the tram that runs through the park.

Regardless of how they are spotted, the crested saguaros of Sabino Canyon are a true marvel of nature. Their unusual growth patterns may remain a mystery, but their beauty and uniqueness are something that we can all appreciate.

So the next time you find yourself in Sabino Canyon, keep an eye out for these rare and beautiful cacti, and remember that being different is something to be celebrated, not feared.



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1) Premium Photo Paper are high quality, professional paper-prints.

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Premium Photo Paper will last a long time.

This option is available in 8x10 inches, 11x14 inches or 16x20 inches.

They are designed to be placed in a glass frame, which can be purchased separately (starting at a few dollars at your local Target or online).

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Gorgeous finished look. It comes out of the shipping box finished and ready to hang with a simple nail in the wall.

Canvas Prints are a well-known, high-end way of displaying photographs.

0.75 or 1.5 inch thick (depending on which size that you order) wooden stretcher-bars that give it shape, in the same way an oil painting is traditionally assembled. There are no staples or ugly lines visible on the sides (very important).

Estimated delivery time for printing, assembling, packing and shipping is around 10 days.

3) Ready to Hang Canvas (split into 3 panels)

This is for larger pieces, and the photograph is split into 3 even panels, 3 separate canvas panels which together make a single large image.

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