Scenic photo: Superstition Mountains

“While driving through Apache Junction looking for any interesting to photograph: Metal Cowboy decor, background Superstition Mountains,” 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 with photo credit. Do […]

Scenic photo: House sparrows in Sossaman Estates

House sparrows 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 qcnews@newszap.com.

Scenic photo: Squirrel in Queen Creek

“Sitting on patio in the afternoon I (saw) this little squirrel eating pods from the tree. He’s such a cutie,” 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 with […]

Scenic photos: Hawks near Queen Creek Wash Trail

“I thought I would send over a few photos I took of some hawks in early October near the QC Wash Trail,” Queen Creek photographer Clay McInturff 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 […]

Scenic photo: Mutated Saguaro at San Tan Trail

“While on a hike with my dog on Rock Peak Trail Wash and taking the San Tan Trail east, we found a bench in the middle of nowhere. While sitting and taking photos to my surprise there was this mutated Saguaro. OMG I found it, I was ecstatic. It made my day,” Queen Creek photographer […]

Scenic photo: Cooper’s hawk in Sossaman Estates

A Cooper’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, Roadrunner

While seated in his car in a parking lot, Jim Jensen photographed a roadrunner that had hopped on top of a wall in Queen Creek. (Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story misidentified the bird as a cactus wren.) The Independent encourages residents to submit their favorite scenic or wildlife photos taken in Queen […]

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 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. […]