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In many of these scenes the animals and trees call out to us in a way that seems as timeless as the terrain they inhabit. Others speak of the rich and mixed cultural heritage of the Southwest--Native, Hispanic and American. In every case, the scenes are real, very real, and it is the art of digitography that has brought them alive. Be sure and check our other galleries; they overlap a little.
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All Ears© shows a jackrabbit with his ears caught glowing in the sun. We arenít sure why he stopped to visit, as many of his relatives refused to sit for their portraits. In this case it seems he was enchanted by the background, up on a high rocky hillside with a little of that green yucca behind him that will keep his teeth clean and shinyÖand his ears bright.
Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather©. A pair of golden eagles are looking sharply to see what may be passing by. Soon, they will leave their perch and head out in search of dinner. This pair seems very elegantly turned out; but donít come too closeóthose claws are real.
Dinner Time©. Here the proud parent seems to be showing off her new little humming bird brood. The kids arenít having any of this; it is dinner time and they want to be sure mom has brought home some delicious nectar. There is no time to waste; letís get some food.
End of the Road
End of the Road©. We canít identify this vehicle; there just isnít enough left. In a struggle between civilization and the relentless elements of the desert, the desert is heavily favored to win. The saguaro was probably a few feet shorter when the auto drove up, but it wasnít likely to be moved by something so small and helpless.
Family Affair©. Harris Hawks are often family hunters. The female is dominant and often takes the higher or better location for scouting. We arenít sure who is who here, as the three constantly look around and shift positions for a better look. What is certain: lunch will be found.
Fluffy©. About two days back, this little hummer climbed unsteadily out of her nest, tried out some new wings and feathers, and took off. But here she is, back again, all fluffed out and looking sort of pleased with her new experience of freedom.
Foxy Lady©. It has been a long day for this little Arizona grey fox. Nonetheless, she is slyly thinking about the next feast she will enjoy. At only about six pounds, she can both chase food on the ground and hunt it in the tree branches. Today the hunt is over, and she is taking a brief rest outside her rocky den.
Friends©. Thereís something ahead. Be very quiet and move closer, slowly! We donít want to frighten them. There, on the rise near the chollaóa couple of best friends are deep in a conversation. Listen carefully and perhaps you can understand it.
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