Monday, March 25, 2019


Judy Royal Glenn Photography

When we visited Albuquerque last week, I knew I wanted to photograph the wildlife. After doing a little research, I knew it was a tad early for the hummingbirds.

I went to the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park and was lucky to see a small flock of sandhill cranes migrating through. While I was there, I talked to a worker in the visitor’s center and asked him where he suggested I photograph wildlife. He mentioned I could find coyotes and long ear hares at the Petroglyph National Monument.

Large black volcanic rocks were scattered throughout the park and were decorated with petroglyphs. We visited the Piedras Marcadas Canyon, which hosts 300-500 petroglyphs.

 I was mesmerized by the petroglyphs and thought of the people who made them. We did see the hares, but they were super skittish and ran away one hundred miles an hour.

While I was photographing a petroglyph, my husband said, “Judy, there is a coyote!” I glanced up to see a coyote meandering down the large boulders. He was looking for food.

He posed frequently. He even posed with his fresh catch—a mouse. I’ll have to post that photo for another day. This photograph is one of my favorites.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico  

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1 comment:

  1. He knew there was a classy photographer there so he posed especially for you.
    I have to throw in another plea for you to come to Blue Ridge. I'm going to bug you incessantly. :)


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