Hanging out with the ducks.
They come up pretty close when they see you, I'm guessing they are used to being fed by humans.
This is only the second time I've encountered a desert tortoise in the wild!! I kept my distance as tortoises are susceptible to respiratory infections from humans. I photographed with my my 200mm wide open and observed from a distance very cool find!
First observed from vehicle. The coyote left the roadside and went behind some prickly pear and began eating what looked like a mourning dove in someones backyard. I photographed from behind a large teddy bear cholla. The coyote did not change its behavior and I left promptly to not disturb it. I believe this coyote is female.
Often growing under nurse plant.
Crossing a dirt road.
growing at 8,000 on the side of the mountain
Cactus in blossom