Cactus Blooms Gallery
My flower photography journey literally began while living in Santa Fe, NM. The high desert landscape is a wonderful place to explore. During that time of hiking and exploration, the bright pink cholla cactus flowers got my attention. Then seeing the vibrant red claret cup blooms blew my mind! How could something so beautiful bloom in such barren areas?
While no longer residing in Santa Fe, thankfully I’ve been able to locate cactus plants around neighborhoods and gardens in my local in Colorado. Capturing photos of cactus flowers can quite literally be a prickly affair! You need to get up close and personal. With such a short bloom cycle, timing is of the essence. Having a better idea when plants will bloom, I now come armed with both my camera and a canvas tarp to lay on for the close up shots. Plucking cactus spines out of my legs was getting a bit old!
Within the Cactus Blooms Gallery is a collection of close ups of various cactus and succulent flowers. Claret Cups, Cholla Cactus, Prickly Pears and more in different colors and shapes. Photos of these briefly blooming cactus were taken in New Mexico and Colorado with an art photography lens which yields unique, soft effects.
Most images found on this website are available for purchase as art prints and wall decor in a variety of mediums. If you require assistance in selecting the ideal piece of art for your home, office, or studio, please contact me with your inquiry. I’d be happy to help!