Scenic East Valley: Blossoms in Chandler

“Blossoms line the parking lot under the trees at the CVS center on West Frye in Chandler,” local photographer Fred Valcho 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 […]

Scenic Queen Creek: Green ocotillo cacti

“With spring around the corner and all the rain the ocotillo cacti are turning a pretty green and some have red-orange blooms. My favorite cactus in the desert,” 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 […]

Scenic Queen Creek: Back from ride at San Tan Regional Park

“Girls just back from a ride at San Tan Regional Park. Nicole Holt and Brittany Allen,” local photographer Sheryl Holt 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: Bird gathering food

A mother bird gathering food for her babies, by photographer Logan Gilbert, a student at San Tan Foothills High School. 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 Queen Creek: Saguaro cactus in bloom

Saguaro cactus in bloom in Queen Creek, by local 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: Coyote running on Applebee Road sidewalk

“This coyote was running down the sidewalk on Applebee Road after crossing Sossaman Road heading towards the Manzel Carter Oasis Park. This was one of four that were hunting in the Sossaman farm’s alfalfa field,” Queen Creek photographer Lance Call said in an e-mail. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife […]

Scenic East Valley: Lizard at Red Mountain Park

“Found him hanging his head out of the sprinkler box at Red Mountain Park,” local photographer Pierce Amos 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 […]

Scenic Queen Creek: San Tan Mountains sunset

Sunset in the San Tan Mountains, taken March 18 by local 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 with your name […]

Scenic Queen Creek: Cactus in the desert

A photo of cactus by local 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: Blanket of green at San Tan Mountains

“With all the rain we’ve had, the desert has had a blanket of green everywhere. All vegetation have grown. Taken at the base of the San Tan Mountains, north side,” 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, […]