National Geographic's Photo of the Day


This is not strictly cactus related, but it is in a desert, so, you know, close enough, because, you know, Wow.

Petroglyphs, Aïr Mountains Mountains, Niger, 1999

Photograph by George Steinmetz

These 2,500-year-old petroglyphs, portraying figures with tulip-shaped heads and hourglass bodies, mark an ancient human presence in the Sahara desert’s Aïr Mountains.


    
    
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