Snow in the desert

SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄320 sec, f/14, ISO 320

Winter in the Arizona desert is usually mild, with comfortable daytime temperatures and cool nights and snow is only common in the northern and central parts of the state, particularly in the higher elevations, such as the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff,

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Head-butting bighorn sheep

SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄1,600 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1250

Bighorn sheep are a species of wild sheep that are known for their impressive physical abilities and unique behavior. One of their most notable behaviors besides jumping is the “bighorn sheep bumping heads,” or more scientifically known as head-butting. Bighorn

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Early morning bath

SONY ILCE-7RM5, 1⁄3,200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640

Early in the morning, when the sun is just starting to rise, a small Costa’s Hummingbird flits down to a shallow puddle of water. It dips its tiny feet into the cool, clear liquid, and starts to bathe. The water

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Jumping bighorn sheep

SONY ILCE-7RM5, 1⁄2,000 sec, f/7.1, ISO 1000

Bighorn sheep, also known as Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, are known for their impressive jumping ability. They are able to jump up to 15 feet in a single bound, which allows them to navigate steep and rocky terrain with ease.

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Cedar waxwings

SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄2,500 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1600

A few years ago we ran into a flock of a small beautiful migratory bird at the Salt River – we immediately fell in love with them – this year they are finally back in the valley. Cedar waxwings are

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