Magnificent nature! Rugged, beautiful, colorful shades of green and tans fill this photo with such interesting aspects of the wilderness. Unbelievable terrain. Great shot!
The Gila river runs right by our house (not really, but nearly) and is one of the last remaining wild rivers in the southwest USA, if not the last. During the monsoon season, it flows fast and wide, and is a joy to all.
oh my word how time flies as a kid my dad had a friend that had a cabin there i was to young to remember then ( must have been back in the 50's as i am 60 now ) but we had pictures and from what i seen was awesome
I grew up in the small community of Gila, NM, along the banks of this river. It is a truly special place, and is being threatened by diversion projects. Please help save it! https://takeaction.takepart.com/actions/protect-new-mexico-s-gila-river-from-getting-dammed
Everyone should know that there is currently an attempt to dam the Gila river, ruining a large part of the wilderness. There is a petition to stop this. https://takeaction.takepart.com/actions/protect-new-mexico-s-gila-river-from-getting-dammed.
This is an absolutely stunning photo. I am curious as to how Mr. Melford got this photo. Was it taken from an airplane or maybe a helicopter.
To me this looks like a weird,winding kind of snake.The view is (to use a word I seldom do) just awesome, and way up there in more ways than one. The rock formations are are starkly beautiful with their greenery dotted around. j.e.s........
@Donald Briddick Thanks for the link to the petition, I signed, but more signatures are needed.
@Christine Garner I agree. I love these aerial shots and am always interested to hear how they were taken, etc. Great photo!
A fund to help protect the river has been set up in memory of Ella Kirk, the 14 year old Gila river activist who died earlier this year. http://www.razoo.com/story/In-Memory-Of-Ella-Jaz-Kirk
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