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. […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Female cardinal

“Female cardinal has been attacking the Jeep window all day,” local photographer Kathy Kelley 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 submitted photos. Send […]

Scenic Apache Junction: Dead cow for a coyote feast

“I am not a photographer but I set trail cameras in AJ and surrounding area. I also have pics of kit fox, roundtail ground squirrel, kangaroo rat, spotted skunk, pack rat, javelina, jack rabbit, to name a few. This dead cow, coyote feast, was found because of circling vultures,” Randy Williams said in an e-mail. […]

Scenic photo: Near Bulldog Canyon during storm

“Taken approximately 6 a.m. Oct. 7 near Bulldog Canyon during storm,” Apache Junction photographer Christine Sabo 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 submitted […]

Scenic photo: Tarantula on First Water trail in Superstitions

“Found this tarantula crossing our path while hiking a First Water trail in the Superstitions. Tried to coax her into the sunlight, but she was content to stay in the shade. Hope this is light enough for the paper. Think it is a female by the absence of larger pedipalps that a male would have, […]

Scenic photo: Apache Junction backyard view

“Taken Nov. 30 from my back door,” Apache Junction photographer Jackie Garcia said in an email. 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 […]

Scenic photo: Praying mantis

Local photographer Theresa Allan snapped a photo of a praying mantis. 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 to ajeditor@newszap.com.

Scenic photo: Superstition Mountains

Local photographer Peter Pople snapped a photo in the Superstition Mountains. 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 to ajeditor@newszap.com.

Scenic photo: Rainbow with the Superstition Mountains

“A rainbow waterfall spills from the sky above the Superstition Mountains,” Apache Junction photographer Jake Marguerite Chavez 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 […]