Steptoe Valley Slough
Eastern Nevada

A narrow stretch of high alkali desert in the spring becomes a wetland habitat for waterfowl and the predators that hunt them. I drive through it a few times every week, and this is among my favorite roadside views.

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Published: JPG Magazine Issue 17

Warm Spring At Salvi’s Ranch

Canon EOS 350D
Tamron 55/200mm
UV filter
Corel PhotoImpact x3

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arla ruggles, gold, golden, landscape, nature, nevada, plains, scenic, stream

Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • Cagey
    Cageyover 5 years ago

    Such a cool shot this is. Says Nevada all over it.

  • PhotoRover about 22 hours ago
    Thanks, so very much, Kurt!
    This is one of my all-time favorite photos. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!! Awesome composition!

  • Thanks for looking and commenting, Laurie!
    I really appreciate it.

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • davewp
    davewpover 5 years ago

    Great shot Arla. I really need to get to the other side of the state one day. Just beautiful.

  • Thank you, Dave!

    I haven’t found a “Nevada The Silver State” Group on RB.
    What’s up with THAT?

    I mean, between glitzy Vegas and Reno, the majestic mountains and forests of Tahoe, and the Big Empty … we’ve got everything but an ocean …

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Jenny Ryan
    Jenny Ryanover 5 years ago

    Congratulations your photograph has been featured in
    The Woman Photographer

  • I feel so honored to have my work
    Golden Desert Oasis

    featured on The Woman Photographer

    What a thrill to be featured among so many outstanding artists!
    Thank you so much!


    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Babbler
    Babblerover 5 years ago

    beautiful !

  • Thanks a lot, Babbler!
    I appreciate the comment – and fav!! ;)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 5 years ago

    F A N T A S T I C !!!!!!

  • Thank you SO MUCH, JPG Cast-Offs, for featuring Golden Desert Oasis!

    I appreciate this more than you know!

    P.S. – This image was published in JPG Magazine Issue #17

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 5 years ago
    • note: I knew there was a reason we liked it so much :-)
  • :D

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Arla M. Ruggles
    Arla M. Rugglesover 5 years ago
  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonover 5 years ago

    WOW, wonderful shot, great DOF and a great composition!! Amazing! Very well done.

  • Thanks, so very much, Brendan!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • arvyart
    arvyartover 5 years ago

    Very beautiful and peaceful!

  • Thank you, Arvy!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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