Tough terrain

Alligator Juniper bark at close range. An iconic tree of the upper foothills here in the Southwest, alligator is a long lived and extremely hardy tree. Shelter from the sun and winds for everything from ants to elk.

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10 thoughts on “Tough terrain

  1. Good shot, Raven…At first glance I thought it was a rock formation….Is this B&W or natural color.?..So good to see and read your work again…P. B. & J.

  2. It is it’s natural color, witch1, I’ve done a couple black and white photos, very little difference.
    I’ll get a picture of the whole tree at some point, they are very unique.
    Thanks folks.
    I’ll put up a couple more photos, then get to packing for next weeks hitch on the trail.
    Laters…

  3. Raven, you take the most intriguing shots!
    The angles so fascinating…

    Any avian shots you care to share?! ; >

  4. Here’s one, 2ebband flow…

    I watch birds all the time, but only have a digital point and shoot, and it’s hard to take decent photos of birds at any range.
    This Rufous Hummingbird got inside the tent last summer, and while he was recovering from the rescue sat still long enough for this shot. Otherwise you noseeum.

  5. “Be still my beating heart”!

    Thanks for showing the shot – that had to be a moment – to be so close.

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