Scenes from Saguaro National Park near Tucson, Arizona. There was something so spectacularly magical and serene about this place — I wandered around for hours, in awe. The vast wilderness full of tender young blooms was a contradiction to the harsh cruelness that encompasses the desert landscape that most of us think of when we encounter this type of scenery. The landscape was humming with wildlife, insects, many different species of birds, lizards and even a jack rabbit that I startled jumped and ran right in front of me (and scared me half to death as well).
I felt so calm and peaceful and one with nature. That probably sounds really corny, but to me, that is the ultimate gift, to be there (whether near or far from home) and capture this experience through the lens of my camera and leaving only my footprints behind.
Off to learn how to photograph hummingbirds today.