Sonoran Desert Reflection in Rain Puddle

Rain Puddle Reflection

Saguaro National Park

It’s not often I get the opportunity to photograph the desert after a heavy rainfall which offered puddles and perfect reflections of prickly pear and saguaro cacti.

We visited one of the more isolated areas of the eastern part of Saguaro National Park. We hiked the Mica View Trail,  which offered great views of the Tanque Verde Peak and Mica Mountain, but I was most fascinated by the puddles and spent a fair amount of time sprawled on the damp desert floor fiddling with my camera and different angles..

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Very interesting images and a bit ironic.

  2. This is a sight that is new to me…reflections of cactus in rain puddles! Very nicely composed image.

  3. That’s a wonderful photo, and getting it was a rare opportunity!

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