Winner of the 2014 Focus on Conservation Photograhy Contest

Winner of the 2011 Focus on Conservation Photography Contest

2014 Focus on Conservation

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy uses the art of photography as one way to share the beauty of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve with the local and global community. For some, a breathtaking panorama of the McDowell Mountains is their first introduction to the Preserve; for others, browsing through images of iconic desert flora and fauna may be the only accessible way for them to experience the wonders of the Sonoran Desert.

The photo gallery gives every individual an opportunity to see and experience the plants, animals, and people in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The Preserve boasts a complex trail system, hundreds of plant and animal species, and volunteer stewards that dedicate themselves to protecting and promoting this living treasure within the City of Scottsdale. The photos in the gallery tell the story of the Preserve and of all the people who love it. Take a self-guided tour through the online photography gallery.  There will also be a new Focus on Conservation contest opening soon.  Watch our site for information on contest rules and categories. 

Take your best shot!

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