The dead make way for the living: a spiny hedgehog cactus pushes its way into the sunlight through the decaying branches of a fallen ocotillo.
Date: December 30, 2006
Time: 3:11 p.m. PST
Location: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California
Camera: Kodak Z650 Zoom Digital
ISO setting: 80
Focal length: 16 mm
Exposure time: 1/60 second