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Basking In The Sun


Basking In The Sun

Field of Wildflowers basking in the sun.

Saguaro Bloom


Saguaro Bloom

Arizona's State Flower, the Saguaro. Captured this shot in Saguaro National Park, Tucson, AZ

Some Day.....


Some Day.....

Yucca: White Sands National Monument


Yucca:  White Sands National Monument

I was searching to isolate a Yucca in the early morning light and lowered the tripod close to the ground to get the shot..

Just A Moment


Just A Moment

This is a picture taken on a beach somewhat close to home Ancon, Lima, Peru. but not well known the perfect place to spend a moment alone with nature, walk, see, feel. I could not give this up, who would give up that moment where you can see all its...

Florida Bay


Florida Bay

Calm bay

Evening In Big Bend


Evening In Big Bend

I arrived at Big Bend National Park late in the evening with the intention of photographing the milky way. While waiting for sunset found interesting light and was able to capture this image.

Mojave Yucca Against Red Rocks


Mojave Yucca Against Red Rocks

There are amazing landscapes and there are amazing groundscapes in Red Rock Canyon...I think I prefer the latter, when there.

A Knight Among The Rocks?


A Knight Among The Rocks?

This broken remnant of a Joshua tree reminded me of a chess piece, stately in its setting against this vibrant backdrop. Winter can be unyielding, the expanse of desert solitary, but for these ancient markers stand their ground in dignity offering...

Flying Saucer Cactus Flower


Flying Saucer Cactus Flower

Hybrid cactus flowers that are very large and they only last about 18 hours. Shot this in the early AM and by 3pm it had died.

Growth Among The Trash


Growth Among The Trash

Desert parsley growing in a vintage trash dump BLM land early spring 55 mm lens F 16 S 1/20 Iso 200

"dancing In The Storm"


"dancing In The Storm"

I was the kind of person who would sit inside the car or in a comfortable restaurant sipping cappuccino while waiting for the storm to subside. After all, I didn't want to get my hair messy or get my shoes dirty. While I have always been an outdoorsy...

Desert Color


Desert Color

After shooting the Mesquite Sand dunes at sunrise I can across this little bit of color in all of the white sand.

Sand Dunes


Sand Dunes

Paint Mines


Paint Mines

Paint Mines


Paint Mines

Horned Toad


Horned Toad

A beautifully camouflaged Horned Toad (Phrynosoma cornutum) basks in the morning sun in Catalina State Park near Tucson, AZ. The misnamed Horned Toad is not a toad but is a member of the lizard family. The popular name comes from its rounded body and...

Prickly Pear Paddles


Prickly Pear Paddles

One of the most common cactus species, Prickly Pear Cactus are found throughout the Preserve. This one is thriving along the Mesquite Canyon Trail.

Lightning In The Preserve


Lightning In The Preserve

August and September are the monsoon season in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and afternoon thunderstorms are frequent and powerfull.

Desert Hare


Desert Hare

Desert Hare posing briefly between the sun and the photographer.

Poppies & Sky


Poppies & Sky

This perspective allows the small poppy blooms to appear tall, and also provides a nice rest period on your back beneath the blooms.

Cholla Blossom


Cholla Blossom

The Staghorn Cholla Cactus plants are plentiful in the Preserve, and display a variety of blossom colors including yellow and orange.

Saguaro Sunburst


Saguaro Sunburst

Saguaro Cactus standing above the desert landscape with the sun placed between it's arms.

Saguaro Through Saguaro


Saguaro Through Saguaro

An abundance of tall Saguaro Cactus are present along the Cactus Trail, enticing the photographer to create compositions including several of the iconic plants with the snow capped mountains in the distance.

Also labeled: Exotic Places, Green, Landscapes, Nature

Sandstone And Big Tooth Maple


Sandstone And Big Tooth Maple

A Big Tooth Maple leaf lies on sandstone in the Zion Park highlands.

Sandstone And Big Tooth Maple


Sandstone And Big Tooth Maple

A Big Tooth Maple leaf lies on sandstone in the Zion Park highlands.

Chocolate Falls


Chocolate Falls

Grand Falls or Chocolate Falls locate in Arizona. At 185 feet tall , it is taller than Niagara Falls. It dumps snow melt or monsoon rain into the Little Colorado River below. It is famous for its extremely muddy flow which is a major contributor to...

Also labeled: Landscapes, Nature, Water

North End (161374lnd8)


North End (161374lnd8)

Cloud smear at sunset with long exposure, north end of Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, Oregon, USA. The Crooked River runs through the middle of the park. Steve J. Giardini Photography, www.giardiniphotography@.com, giardiniphotography@gmail.com

Also labeled: Natural Wonders, Sun & Sky

North End (161374lnd8)


North End (161374lnd8)

Cloud smear at sunset with long exposure, north end of Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne, Oregon, USA. The Crooked River runs through the middle of the park. Steve J. Giardini Photography, www.giardiniphotography@.com, giardiniphotography@gmail.com

Also labeled: Natural Wonders, Sun & Sky

Monument Valley Dusk (161393lnd8)


Monument Valley Dusk (161393lnd8)

Rabitt brush glows in the foreground as light fades onmonuments at dusk, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona, USA. Steve J. Giardini Photography, www.giardiniphotography.com, giardiniphotography@gmail.com

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