Scenic San Tan Valley: Backyard evaporation

“On March 26, 2019, it looked like my San Tan Valley neighborhood was on fire from the view in my backyard. Luckily, it was just evaporation,” local photographer Elaine Kittleson 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 […]

Scenic Queen Creek: Bull snake

A bull snake by Queen Creek photographer Wayne Langlois. 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 qcnews@newszap.com.

Scenic Queen Creek: Goldmine Trail

“Saturday morning hike to the top of the Goldmine Trail which is located off Wagon Wheel Road and Empire. A beautiful view of the valley,” Queen Creek photographer Maile Alday said. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short description of the shot, for […]

Scenic Queen Creek: Sunrise in San Tan Mountains

“Sunrise in the San Tan Mountains on Feb. 1. Within minutes the scenery is ever changing,” wrote 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 […]

Scenic San Tan Valley: Low-lying fog over cotton fields

Low-lying fog over the cotton fields in San Tan Valley off of Empire Road, San Tan Valley photographer Julie Burton 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 […]

Scenic Queen Creek: Harris’s hawk

A Harris’s hawk taken by photographer Tom Schuh in his Sossaman Estates yard. 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 […]

Scenic Queen Creek: San Tan Mountains

“Tuesday evening (Feb. 5) San Tan Mountains looking south towards Tucson. The calm before the storm that is scheduled to come,” Queen Creek photographer Maile Alday 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 […]

Scenic Queen Creek: House finch in Sossaman Estates

A house finch snapped by photographer Tom Schuh in his Sossaman Estates yard. 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 […]

Scenic Queen Creek: San Tan Mountains sunset

“Beautiful skies and sunset Tuesday evening, Feb. 5, San Tan Mountains,” wrote 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 photo: Fog over the mountains

“Monday morning fog over the mountains after Sunday’s rain,” Queen Creek photographer Maile Alday said of this Feb. 5 view of the San Tan 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 […]