Steptoe Valley Slough

Natural drainage across the valley floor is fed by runoff from melting mountain snow throughout the spring and summer, dries up in late fall and remains so, through the winter. As this is one of the last places to retain water in the “hot” season, it is a natural attraction for birds and wildlife.

Northern Steptoe Valley – Eastern Nevada

Top Shelf Wildlife & Nature
Nevada: The Silver State
Steptoe Valley Photographers’ Association

Canon 350D EOS
Tamron 55-200mm
Corel PhotoImpact x3 & JASC Paint Shop Pro x7

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arla ruggles, clouds, creek, high desert, landscape, oasis, sky, water

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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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    very beautiful:0

  • Thank you, Tina!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Paul Davis
    Paul Davisover 5 years ago

    Amazing shot, contrast and colours. Well done Arla :)

  • Thanks very much, Paul!

    This is my “Cinderella image”; it is one of my top ten personal favorites, yet few people seem to appreciate the symmetry of the scene. (I love it, just the same. ;p)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • RandySpencer
    RandySpencerover 5 years ago

    I remember chasing frogs and tadpoles in places like this. Can you tell I haven’t been back to Nevada for too long?

  • Marilyn Baldey
    Marilyn Baldeyover 4 years ago

    What a perfect composition, lovely work.

  • Ted Lansing
    Ted Lansingover 4 years ago

    Arla, wonderful landscape, beautifully captured. A really great image.

  • Thank you, Ted!
    It is a personal favorite of mine, even though it hasn’t generated much interest.

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenover 4 years ago

    This is beautiful, Arla ~ Lynn

  • What an honor! Thanks so very much, Lynn!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Heather Prince ( Hartkamp )
    Heather Prince...over 4 years ago

  • Awesome!! Thank you VERY MUCH, Heather!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • cjbenck
    cjbenckover 4 years ago

    great depth!

  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderover 4 years ago

    wonderful image Arla..Congrats on the features, Bill

  • Thank you, Bill!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • RWaters
    RWatersover 4 years ago

    Love the straight line horizon surrounded by the beautiful clouds.

  • Thank you very much, RW!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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