Old Sentinal Saguaro of the Sonoran Desert

It’s amazing how much #Saguaro #Cactus Plants survive in the harshest environments. I’ve been walking amongst these sentinels for years now. I observe how disease, fungus, drought, sun burn, frost-bite constantly challenge the deeply embedded lives of these beautiful creatures. I am genuinely concerned with how human encroachment is challenging their survival via development, invasive plant matter, wildfire, pollution, climate change, etc?

These cacti are resilient and rugged but they aren’t bullet proof. They can survive for centuries but Arizona rednecks have used them for target practice; I’ve seen initials cut into them. Western Cultural Dwellers don’t understand respect for these sacred beings & it shows in the aftermath of their arrogant actions. Nothing angers me more than what some idiot or groups of idiots would do to one of these beauties.

When I approach an old sentinel like this, I talk to it, respect it, give it a loving energy and thank them for enriching our world. The #SonoranDesert would be dead without them. These plants are the heart and soul of this land, in Arizona.

Photographed with a #FujiFilm #XH1 and #Laowa #9mm F2.8 #Ultrawide.

Instagram: February 21, 2017 at 05:30AM

My life as a UFO Fest Photographer! 😉 Thank you to #OpenMindeTV for allowing me the privilege to photograph the #InternationalUFOCongress which ended yesterday – I’ll be down in #Ajo, #Arizona near the Mexican border for the next few days photographing the #SonoranDesert. It’s amazing that the townspeople in Ajo, AZ, still remember me after two years and follow this Instagram. My face is super recognizable they say. It feels good to be back down this way. Also, I’m planning on legally changing my name to #NathanArizona so stay tuned. My greatest artistic influence is Steven Spielberg and the Coen Brothers! ?#alien #filmmaking #zeta #ufology #ufofest #utahufofest #ufocongress #fountainhills #phoenix #greys #aliens #area51 #ufo ~ via Instagram: ift.tt/2kUbrI6

Daily Instagrams: August 21, 2016 at 06:40AM

I could hear the coyotes all night long in the #SonoranDesert then the soul begins to blossom with #Arizona’s fiery sun. There’s nothing in the world like an Arizona #sunrise with the humming #desert and the forthcoming blistering heat later to be greeted by monsoon thunderheads. The desert is my friend. The rattle snake is not my foe. I apologize when trespassing on his land… ~ via Instagram: ift.tt/2bGWJlj