Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Deep in the heart of New Mexico lies a magical place known as Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Established in 1939, this 30,427 acre refuge is the winter home for tens of thousands of migratory birds such as Sandhill Cranes and Canadian Snow Geese. When the birds show up, the photographers are right behind them but the birds are not the only reason to come here.
La Ladera Rd. Peralta, New Mexico
Most people come out to see the fall colors but I think the real beauty starts in the winter. For the last few years I have been stopping the car on the way to wherever I'm going to take pictures of trees and creating these collections of images aptly named "Winter Trees".
Forgotten But Not Lost
Like many explorers, I found the Kuhn Hotel by accident. Located in the Historic Railroad District of Belen, New Mexico, the Kuhn Hotel sits hidden away behind the underpass on the secret end of a dead end street.
Hummingbirds In The Trees
Three years of cultivating habitat to transform my back yard into a hummingbird sanctuary is finally starting to pay off! All the Desert Willow trees that I planted from seed in the spring of 2018 are finally getting big and blooming profusely thus providing hummingbirds with plenty of nectar and safe places to perch.
In this post, I will discuss ten fun facts about hummingbirds and, naturally, there will be plenty of photos!
A Secret Treasure In The City Different
New Mexico's capital city, Santa Fe, is world famous for it's rich history, museum quality art, and signature "Santa Fe style". Visitors flock to the City Different to buy legit Native American jewelry, don their best "Southwest" outfit and pursue enlightenment while navigating impossibly narrow roads in the reluctant metropolis that relies on tourism but rejects the concept of city planning.
Any visitor worth their salt will plan to see the Loretto Chapel, San Miguel Mission, The Palace Of The Governors, La Fonda Hotel, Georgia O'Keefe Museum, and all the art galleries on Canyon Road just to get warmed up.
As for myself, I like to seek out the places where the tourists are not. Places that don't sell Kokopelli incense burners or Pendleton blankets and where nothing is adorned with a howling coyote.
I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.