This aluminum yucca, made from salvaged hollow aluminum fuel tanks from F-16s, is just east of Albuquerque, right off I-40. I’ve always wanted to take photos of it — especially at night, when it’s illuminated by multicolored LED lights — but I’ve never felt it was particularly safe to stop on the shoulder to get the shot. Yesterday a friend and I hiked through the Sandia foothills to see it … and i finally got my shot.
You can learn more about Aluminum Yucca (its name, really!) on the artist’s website.