Chiracahua Sky Island

Some fourteen years or so ago we visited southern Arizona and took the opportunity to walk up the Chiracahua “Sky Island” in search of birds. These mountains rise from the hot desert floor but as you ascend the climate changes, the air is cooler and every 200 or so feet of height gained puts you into habitat typical of other parts of the continent – at the summit the wildlife and vegetation is closer to that of Canada than the southern deserts. This was the view from the summit … I recall that is Mexico in the distance.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
  • Taken: 17 April, 2006
  • Exposure bias: -1/3EV
  • Focal length: 275mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s