Before the year ended, I traveled to Phoenix Arizona, to escape the dreadful snowstorm up north. During the winter season, Arizona’s weather is around mid-60s F. As for the summer, temps can reach over 100 F! During my week’s stay, I hiked a couple mountains and captured beautiful landscape shots as well as pictures of animals. I used two different lenses to photograph nature in Arizona. I used my 50mm lens for landscapes and close-up photos and my 100-400mm lens for long-distance photos.
On the very first day, I went to a park and saw about a hundred birds including Pigeons, Muscovy Ducks, American Coots, and Greylag Geese all crowding towards people who were feeding them. It was a sight to see all right! About a hundred birds swarmed the area.
A fun fact about Greylag Geese is that, unlike other geese that migrate and are seen in the wild, they are domestic and seen at parks. I took a few pictures of the colorful flowers as well.
On another day, I went to Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary in Prescott Arizona. There were several animals that were fascinating and interesting. When I was getting pictures of the coyote, it started communicating with another one.
The day before we left for freezing Minnesota, I went to a small farm where you could feed the animals. Animals like goats, chickens, donkeys, pigs, cows, and horses there were both young and old. Also, there was some competition among certain pens that had the males, fighting each other for who fed them.
4 thoughts on “Phoenix Arizona 2022”
Amazing pictures and such a well written story and educational information! Great job!
Looks like you had a great trip!
Wonderful photos Alex. Are you going to put together another calendar? At least 12 great ones right here.😉
You have a natural talent for photography. Such beautiful photos! I’m looking forward to what you capture in 2023!