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. […]

Scenic East Valley

Riley Bucko photographed this closeup shot of a bee landing on a lemon tree blossom in the far East Valley. The Independent continues its feature of highlighting the scenic beauty of the community. We encourage residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within the community, with a short description of the shot, […]

Scenic East Valley

Dan Laakso photographed what he called an Anna’s Hummingbird “with attitude” sitting in a grapefruit tree that he could see from his kitchen window at his home in Apache Junction. The Independent continues its feature of highlighting the scenic beauty of the community. We encourage residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within Apache Junction and Gold Canyon, with a short description of the shot, for publication with photo credit. Please do not use filters to take submitted photos. Send submissions to ajeditor@newszap.com.

Scenic East Valley

Photographer Bob Bogart photographed these daisies in the front yard of his home in Apache Junction in the east Valley.

The Independent continues its feature of highlighting the scenic beauty of the community. We encourage residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken within Apache Junction and Gold Canyon, with a short description of the shot, for publication with photo credit. Please do not use filters to take submitted photos.

E-mail submissions to ajeditor@newszap.com.