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Not all deserts are hot, and even hot deserts get very cold at night when the sun goes down. But this print captures the burning dryness of the American Southwest. It is by an American artist who loved the deserts of Sonora and Mojave, with their varied colours and strange cacti plants. These are giant saguaro (cereus giganteus).
Cactus plants have prickles to stop animals from eating them. They also store water in their stems.