Scenic Apache Junction: Great Horned owlets at library

“Whoooo are you? Here are the three new Great Horned owlets at the AJ Library,” Apache Junction photographer Cindy Wiseman said in a e-mail. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short description of the shot, for publication with photo credit. Do not use […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Javelina with babies

“I recently built a house next to my son just north of AJ for my eventual retirement. A couple years ago I heard a big commotion early in the morning. I looked out my bedroom window and saw a group of javelina in my son’s yard. I finally realized there were babies being born. I […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Gila Monster at Treasure Loop and Jacob’s Crosscut trails

“I hike in the Superstition Mountains and the Lost Dutchman Park every Monday morning and thought that these photographs that I recently took on one of these hikes would be of interest to you. While coming down from The Green Rock Area on The Treasure Loop Trail I witnessed a large lizard on the trail […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Backyard visitors

“Frequent backyard visitors, at a friend’s rural (northeast) AJ home. I enjoy watching the wildlife and snapping pics,” Apache Junction photographer Cindy Wiseman said in an e-mail. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short description of the shot, for publication with photo credit. […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Water flow at Hieroglyphics Trail

“Amazing water flow at Hieroglyphics Trail,” Apache Junction photographer Brenda Courtemanche said in e-mail. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short description of the shot, for publication with photo credit. Do not use a filter on submitted photos. Send submissions with your name […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Roadrunner a frequent visitor

“Frequent visitor to our rural northeast AJ home,” Apache Junction photographer Lola Manning said in an e-mail about a roadrunner. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short description of the shot, for publication with photo credit. Do not use a filter on submitted […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Spiny lizard at Broadway Trailhead

A spiny lizard in Apache Junction at the Broadway Trailhead, snapped by Queen Creek photographer Maile Alday. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short description of the shot, for publication with photo credit. Do not use a filter on submitted photos. Send submissions […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Black panther shadow

“The black panther of the Superstition Mts has been very well photographed,” Apache Junction photographer Perry Root said in an e-mail. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short description of the shot, for publication with photo credit. Do not use a filter on […]

Bisson: Send us your scenic photos for publication

Recent rains have blessed the Arizona desert landscape with lush vegetation. Now’s the time to enjoy hiking in the Valley before our temperatures rise too high. This spring promises blooming cacti and a plethora of wild flowers. My daughter and I enjoyed our first explorations of the Superstition Mountains, taking Peralta Canyon Trail to Weaver’s […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Bobcat snoozing on patio at the foothills

“A bobcat snoozing on our patio at the foothills of the Superstition Mountains in the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon area,” local photographer Linda James said in an e-mail. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short description of the shot, for publication with photo credit. […]