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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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Hawk Eye View
Hawk Eye View. In May, the saguaros begin their annual bloom, with wonderful and enormous flowers on the tips of the arms. You flew up here to enjoy the fragrance of the flowers. But after scouting the surrounding desert floor for a meal you will soon swoop down on, alerted by a tiny movement below.
Just Born©. It is difficult to believe that this little ball of fluff will grow into an enormous great horned owl. Just now, she is a few weeks old and she is trying to pretend that she is fierce and not at all worried as you approach her. The only thing moving in the nest is her head. As you walk, somehow her head is always facing you.
Just Hangin' Out
Just Hanginí Out. Lush vegetation was left by the spring rains on the prairie just north of Kitt Peak. These guys have had their fill, and they are just relaxing enjoying the day. The clouds mean that it isnít too hot, and the grass wonít dry up quickly. But the flowering prickly pear in the background says that a hot summer is coming. The cattle have to get busy if they expect to eat all the grass in the time remaining.
Long Way Down
Long Way Down©. Generally our many small creatures find clever ways to hide themselves, particularly in the daytime. This little guy seems caught by surprise. Perhaps he is young and has not gotten the message yet. Hide! But first, I must get down. Hmm. How do I do that?
The Lonely Bull
The Lonely Bull©. The herd went back to the barn. Only the master of the pasture remained to guard the desert from interlopers. Heís friendly, really. But there is little question who is in charge here.
Looking Cute©. This little oriole poses next to spring brittle brush flowers. She knows she is lovely and she waits just long enough for us to enjoy her coloring. Then, with barely a sound, she hops to the flowers and continues her search for the tiny bugs that only she can see.
Morning Snack©. Road runners have a busy day. If they arenít in a movie role, they have to fetch their own food. This little guy has managed to find himself a small lizard that just wasnít fast enough this morning. The road runnerís crest is still up, indicating how pleased he is at his early morning catch.
Must Be Love
Must Be Love©. What do two bobcats do when they arenít out hunting up a little lunch. They could wander around, but why bother? The day is warm and there is no time like now to just relax and enjoy each otherís company. After allóthey are cats.
On Patrol© finds two white-nosed burros wandering in the eastern segment of Saguaro National Park. They look as though they are doing fine, scavenging the desert floor searching for a little grass, a little pool of water, and maybe a little petting by some friendly passer-by.
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