Scenic East Valley, Gila Monster

  Photographer Steven Alexander encountered this gila monster while hiking near Apache Junction. 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 Florence: Glossy snake

  Photographer Steven Alexander came across this glossy snake while he was driving through Florence. “The snake was soaking up the heat from the road and I moved it to safety so as to avoid danger from oncoming traffic,” he said in his e-mail. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife […]

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. […]

Cactus flowers, Adeline Johnson

    Cactus flowers in east Valley photographer’s Adeline Johnson’s 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 qcnews@newszap.com. To […]

Scenic East Valley – Prickly Pear Cactus

Micah Carling photographed this cactus while exploring Queen Valley. 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 your name to qcnews@newszap.com. To […]

Scenic East Valley

  “Sunrise from the Junction at the KOA campground,” photographer Wanda Dow said of her approximately 7 a.m. Dec. 14 photo. She said she is “just another snowbird from Minnesota. After I turned around to the east I took this picture.” The Queen Creek Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos […]

Scenic East Valley Sunset, Michelle Hunsucker

Michelle Hunsucker photographed the brilliant golds and yellows of a sunset Sept. 8 at Ironwood Crossing, at Ironwood Drive and Ocotillo Road. 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 East Valley, Quail with Snake

  A photograph of curious quail with a gopher snake was snapped by East Valley photographer Michael VanTrojen. “You would think the quail would stay away but they were quite interested,” he said in an e-mail. The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short […]

Scenic East Valley cactus flower

  This flower was captured by staff photographer Arianna Grainey July 8 just outside of the Independent office in Apache Junction. The Queen Creek Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the town of Queen Creek, with a short description of the shot, for publication with photo credit. Do […]

Scenic East Valley – Jeanie Teyechea

  “This beautiful cactus flower was the highlight of our cactus garden this year. Beautiful color and vibrant,” East Valley photographer Jeanie Teyechea 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. […]