POTD: Color Guard
Mojave National Preserve, California
I can wander around photographing, very comfortably thinking in terms of black and white compositions, when I come across something that just has to be shown in color. It’s good to shake things (my brain in this case) up once in a while I guess. I actually saw several barrel cacti with these brightly colored thorns but this one was the only one I saw surrounded by an almost complete ring of protective brush–as if such a cactus needs protection.