Scenic Queen Creek: San Tan Mountains sunset

“Beautiful skies and sunset Tuesday evening, Feb. 5, San Tan Mountains,” wrote Queen Creek photographer Maile Alday. 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: Fog over the mountains

“Monday morning fog over the mountains after Sunday’s rain,” Queen Creek photographer Maile Alday said of this Feb. 5 view of 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 […]

Scenic photo: Garden butterfly

“I saw this while working in my garden and thought the butterfly was beautiful, so I took this picture,” local photographer Aramis Reyes said. 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 […]

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 […]