Scenic Queen Creek, Rattlesnake

  Visitors to the San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6555 W. Phillips Road in Queen Creek, can learn about reptiles and other critters, reptiles and animals that can be found in the vicinity, according to the park’s interpretive ranger, Nikki Bunnell. The Queen Creek Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos […]

Scenic Queen Creek: Harvest Moon

  The October Harvest Moon rises above the clouds. Taken Oct. 5. in Queen Creek by staff photographer Arianna Grainey. 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: Soulful cholla

  Interpretive Ranger Nikki Bunnell says she sees faces in inanimate objects. When she came across this soulful-looking cholla cactus carcass along a trail at San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek, where she works, she had to photograph it, she said by phone. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or […]

Scenic Queen Creek Gold Sunset Through Trees

  “The sunset is beaming a beautiful yellow/orange light across the branches of a young tree,” Queen Creek photographer Gavin Turner said in an e-mail. The Queen Creek 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 Queen Creek, Ladybug on Bronze Barley

Steve Sossaman photographed this ladybug on bronze barley at Sossaman Farms in Queen Creek. The Queen Creek 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 Queen Creek, Rainbow Over Fire Station

  Firefighter Shane Melvin of the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department photographed this rainbow Aug. 3 over Fire Station No. 1, 20678 E. Civic Parkway in downtown Queen Creek after a rainstorm. 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, Van Etten sunset

  P. A. Van Etten of Queen Creek photographed this sunset with a cell phone. “These were taken on Gary Road heading north toward Rittenhouse as the cloudy monsoon skies were moving in. The sky was magnificent and my cell phone actually captured it,” Ms. Van Etten wrote in an e-mail. The Independent encourages residents […]

Scenic Queen Creek, sunset through flower

  “The sun setting on the horizon creating a perfect beam of light across the flower,” Queen Creek photographer Gavin Turner wrote in an e-mail. The Queen Creek 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 Queen Creek, A Fantasy Tail

  P. A. Van Etten of Queen Creek submitted this photograph she calls “A Fantasy Tail.” The photo of sunlight illuminating the swishing tail of a wild horse cooling off in the Salt River was taken by her friend Russell Bilbrey. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within […]

Scenic East Valley – Bulls Night Out

  “I have attached a photo I call ‘Bulls Night Out’ that I photographed at dusk one night coming back from a hike on Peralta Trail,” photographer Anna Marie Stone said in an e-mail. “They were bucking and causing a ruckus until they saw my camera. All of a sudden they all looked at me. […]