Deserts may seem lifeless, but in fact many species have evolved special ways to survive in the harsh environments.
Biology, Climatology, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Geography
Desert plants have adapted to go without fresh water for long stretches of time. The bodies of cacti, like this saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) in the Sonoran Desert, are formed to store and conserve water.
Photograph by Todd Gipstein
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May 20, 2022
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