• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
Feel the intensity, not your equipment. Maximum image quality. Minimum weight. The new ZEISS SFL, up to 30% less weight than comparable competitors.
Santiago Peak
Santiago Peak: southwest of Marathon arising from the Chihuahuan Desert. The peak is at 1,988 m (6,521 ft) elevation. Brewster County, Texas, USA. East side of Santiago Peak shooting west across creosote flats.
Chihuahuan Desert, desert mountain
Southwest of Marathon arising from the Chihuahuan Desert.
Date taken
May 2014
Equipment used
Staff member
Opus Editor
Another lovely panorama you've dug up for us Stanley. A super picture.
Excellent composition, Stanley! I love mountain scenes. When I lived in northern Utah, I lived on the bench (base of the mountain) and the Wasatch Mountains filled my kitchen window. I also worked at Hill Air Force Base, and the flight-line where I worked faces the same mountain range. It was an incredibly beautiful scene.

I had a similar scene when I lived in Las Vegas, NV and worked at Nellis Air Force Base. The flight-line there faced Mount Sunrise. I really miss living out west.
All the diversity to be found in such flats is nearly mind boggling. Years ago I helped fight a large fire in a creosote flat. After we put the tops of the bushes out the roots continued to burn under ground in ashen soil and the ground bubbled and boiled for months afterword .


Media information

Added by
Stanley Jones
Date added
View count
Comment count

Share this media