Enjoying EarthSky? Subscribe.

272,929 subscribers and counting ...

Venus through saguaro cactus

The brightest planet in our sky, and the largest cactus species in the U.S. Thank you, David Jamieson, for sharing your photo with EarthSky!

Photo credit: David Jamieson

Venus in the west after sunset, by David Jamieson

David Jamieson at Cave Creek, Arizona took this shot of the planet Venus – brightest planet visible from Earth – on Sunday (February 8, 2015) with a Olympus E-P3 with a 14-42 mm lens. Thank you, David!

The saguaro cactus in this photo are really special, by the way. They are the largest cactus in the United States. You see them in a lot of old Western movies, but you might not know that saguaros are found in a relatively small area, exclusively in the Sonoran Desert, in southern Arizona and western Sonora, Mexico. Click here for a saguaro cactus fact sheet.

Love EarthSky? Sign up for our free daily newsletter today!

Eleanor Imster