This is a dense "forest" of saguaro cacti. It is located just east of Tucson. There are more saguaros growing in the wild around Tucson than Phoenix because they grow better in a little higher altitude. Tucson is about 2,000 feet (1,200 m) above sea level, whereas Phoenix is about 1,000 feet (600 m) elevation.
Saguaro cacti grow just fine in PHoenix/Scottsdale, but you don't see as many of them in the deserts
around Phoenix/Scottsdale as you do around Tucson.
This week we are showing photos of Raboul, Papua New Guinea on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. It is the former capitol, but has been destroyed by volcanic eruptions.