Desert Tortoise Trip

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Photographers getting great shots of a female desert tortoise

Photographers getting great shots of a female desert tortoise by Doug Chang

By Debbie Rodriguez

A few of us from RRAS and Las Vegas West Side Photo Club had the pleasure of having a guided tour by Sharon Schafer, Artist Photographer at the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area in the California Mohave Desert.

We had a very successful day of finding two tortoises that had come out from their winter hybernation. Photographers gathered around to get as many pictures as they could. One tortoise was very curious about all of the photographers laying on the ground snapping away pictures! She decided to go up to one of them and check it out. It was very exciting!

The wild flowers were in full bloom and dancing in the wind. A carpet of gold with splashes of lavender and white for as far as you could see! It was absolutely beautiful!

A few birds, lizards and rabbits were seen as well. The field trip was enjoyed by all, and a big thank you goes out to Sharon for guiding us on such a wonderful outing!

For more information about the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area click here…

Photos

Group with Sharon Schafer by Doug Chang
Group with Sharon Schafer by Doug Chang

 

Tortoise photo shoot by Doug Chang
Tortoise photo shoot by Doug Chang

 

Wild Flowers by Debbie Rodriguez
Wild Flowers by Debbie Rodriguez

 

Desert Lupine by Debbie Rodriguez
Desert Lupine by Debbie Rodriguez

 

Carpet of white flowers by Debbie Rodriguez
Carpet of white flowers by Debbie Rodriguez

 

Jack Rabbit by Debbie Rodriguez
Jack Rabbit by Debbie Rodriguez

 

Desert landscape by Debbie Rodriguez
Desert landscape by Debbie Rodriguez

 

Desert Tortoise by Debbie Rodriguez
Desert Tortoise by Debbie Rodriguez

 

Female tortoise walks right up to Photographer by Paul Rodriguez
Female tortoise walks right up to Photographer Ad by Paul Rodriguez

 

Tortoise close up by Paul Rodriguez
Tortoise close up by Paul Rodriguez

 

Tortoise eating by Paul Rodriguez
Tortoise eating by Paul Rodriguez

 

Tortoise photographed by Jimmy Alexander
Tortoise photographed by Jimmy Alexander

 

Tortoise walking by Paul Rodriguez
Tortoise walking by Paul Rodriguez

 

Whiptail Lizard by Paul Rodriguez
Whiptail Lizard by Paul Rodriguez

 

DesertCandles by Paul Rodriguez
Desert Candles by Paul Rodriguez

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