Scenic photo: A quail and chick in Sossaman Estates in Queen Creek

A quail and chick snapped by photographer Tom Schuh, a resident in Sossaman Estates in Queen Creek. 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 […]

Scenic photo: Prickly pear cactus heart

“The perfect heart from a prickly pear cactus,” Queen Creek photographer Maile Alday wrote in an email of the above photo taken in the San Tan Mountains. 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 photo: Bunny peering from a garden of varied cactus

Queen Creek photographer Maile Alday snapped a photo of a bunny peering from a garden of varied cactus in the San Tan Mountains. 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 […]

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 […]