Photographer: Giovanni Simeone
The Giant Cardoons are masters in the art of adapting to desert life. With their massive structure and deep roots, they play a crucial role in the balance of the desert ecosystem, providing shade and shelter for many other species. Growing at a slow pace, giant cardoons can take decades to reach their maximum height. Every wrinkle on their trunk is a testament to the time they have spent under the scorching sun.
About the author: Giovanni Simeone
Born in 1968, Giovanni Simeone studied photography in Milan. In the early 1990s, he worked in Germany for a photographic agency and traveled for almost three years around the world before moving to Paris as the exclusive photographer for Le Figaro Magazine. After this experience, he started his photographic agency, Simephoto.