Saturday, July 25, 2015

Papago Buttes


There are some great views of the Papago Buttes from many of the trails at the Desert Botanical Garden.  This view is from the new garden Desert Portal entry that was just finished last fall.


Every now and then I'll spot some climbers all the way up on top of one of the buttes and I'll extend the telephoto and shoot a couple of candid shots.  This time it was a family complete with the family dog who appears to be having his photo taken up there.  I hope she got the skyline of Phoenix in that shot of the dog.  There is quite a view from up there.

12 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

I imagine it's worth the hike to the top, especially if you have a camera with you!

Kate said...

Southwest landscape has captivated my husband and I for years!

Filip Demuinck said...

Nice on the hill.

Greetings,
Filip

Steve Reed said...

That looks like a Boston Terrier. Wonder if he made the climb himself, or was he carried??

Judy said...

It's kind of fun to get those telephoto candid shots.

William Kendall said...

I find myself wondering what the dog thinks of the view from there.

RedPat said...

The dog has conquered the butte! Love the setting in the first shot, Sharon!

cieldequimper said...

That's amazing and the second shot is so unexpexted!

Bob Crowe said...

Once, when attending a conference in PHX, some lawyer-photographer friends and I got up early to shoot here at dawn. Worth the effort.

Randy said...

Beautiful place to hike.

Halcyon said...

Love your image with the people. I can imagine the view.

Thérèse said...

The second one is such a fun picture!