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. […]

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, […]