After becoming lost in the desert and shooting a cactus with a pellet rifle as a diversion, and being disappointed that it didn't blow up like the melon in Day of the Jackal (skip to the end of the clip), and then becoming un-lost, I shot a few more cacti, but with a camera. Above is a cardon cactus, the biggest species in Baja.
Here's a cardon forest. There's not a lot of shade in a cardon forest.
This appealing barrel cactus with fish-hook spines was photographed near San Ignacio in the middle of the peninsula. In taking this picture, I learned that you should not lie on your stomach in a Mexican desert unless you are dressed head-to-toe in prickle resistant garments. There are pokey things everywhere. Some of them are scorpions.