A beautiful specimen of the species found during my climb up the cliffs on the way to Shuab beach. It was still healthy with no signs of water shortage, but that I think was only days away, so it had little time left to produce mature seeds.

The heat of the sun is shorter on these western cliffs, as the sun is not up here until noon in some places, and that provides an extension of the scarce moisture found and stored here. Thus this plant is vital here, but could be completely dried in an open location elsewhere in the same locale.

  • Aperture: ƒ/22
  • Camera: NIKON D4
  • Focal length: 210mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 s