6/07/2011

Snapshots from the desert















21 comments:

betchai said...

as always, very interesting and beautifu photos Diane, you are always blessed to see these wildlife, I only had shots of desert tortoise from Wild animal Park, not from the wild. Love your shots.

texwisgirl said...

oh those are great! the tortoise is so expressive! and i just love california quail (i'm assuming that's what those are!)

Diane AZ said...

Hi Texwisgirl, Thank you, they are Gambel's quail, similar to the California species.

EG Wow said...

Here's proof there's much life in the desert. I'm surprised to see a tortoise as I've always thought they need lots of water.

Thérèse said...

You got the right package for Arizona that day even for the fish! :-)

barbara l. hale said...

Beautiful! I really love the light on the flower.

Stephanie said...

Hi tortoise! He is so cool :-D Nice backlit effect on that flower and it goes well with the next pic of the sky.

LauraX said...

Magnificent...each image...such a beautiful place you live in...and it is clear you deeply appreciate the richness of your good fortune.

tracy said...

And what great snapshots they are! I saw a quail running across the parking lot the other day.

Amin said...

Beautiful photos...

Magpie said...

I wish we had quail in our yard. I'm loving that "desert" fish. :)

Boonie S said...

These are beautiful pictures. You’re such a talented photographer.

Have a nice day, Boonie

Amin said...

The last photo is very interesting...

Brenda's Arizona said...

What a nice collection of photos, showcasing our state! Each photo deserves it own post.

Amin said...

Beautiful colors...

Amin said...

Very little white flowers...how beautiful they are...

Tes said...

Awww, such wonderful photos, Diane! Good composition. Fantastic hummer shot! So clear. The second to the last photo is lovely! The lighting creates a magical!

Amin said...

Beautiful place!

Amin said...

I see beautiful bird in the first photo...

Amin said...

Have a wonderful week-end!

ladydazy said...

Beautiful pictures. I just love those little fuzzy white balls. :)