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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 aren’t 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 shiny…and his ears bright.
Be Very Quiet
Be Very Quiet. This jack rabbit already hears you. But he is considering whether to bound away, or remain motionless until you pass along. When you leave, he will consider whether to eat a little prickly pear, or check out a patch of flowers on the other side of this hill.
Buddies©. There must be a good story here. A dove and a quail meet on a stump and discuss the day’s events. The dove tells a joke about how easy it is to build a nest in a tree, while the quail answers that it just doesn’t even bother with the tree. They chuckle together about their wonderful desert lives.
Coati Crossing© Don’t make a sound; these little guys are usually shy and well hidden away. A member of the raccoon family, this coati must be searching his rocky ledge for some tidbits—a little fruit or berries, or even an unwary beetle.
Cross Country©. Big horn mountain sheep are seemingly always on the move as they check for outcrops of grass on the rocky slopes of the high country. Here a young ram leads his mate and younger kids along a nearly vertical cliff face. One of the flock seems a little curious and turns to face you.
Dinner Time©. Here the proud parent seems to be showing off her new little humming bird brood. The kids aren’t 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; let’s get some food.
Easy Rider. Our ride awaits. She seems very gentle, and understanding. Go anywhere, and she will always be sure-footed. Gallup if you like—she’s up for it, but she’ll also let you relax, and enjoy the scenery on this wonderful fall day. She’s waiting for you.
End of the Road
End of the Road©. We can’t identify this vehicle; there just isn’t 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 wasn’t likely to be moved by something so small and helpless.
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.
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