The Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona has a special place in my heart. During our snowbird winters, my husband and I love to camp in the wilderness near Ajo on the Ajo Scenic Drive. In my latest video, “Sonoran Desert: Ajo’s Backcountry in Time and Motion,” I want to take you on a visual journey of this captivating landscape.
Through drone footage, timelapse and still photography, and stacked star trail photography, I’ve captured the raw beauty of the Sonoran Desert. From the lush cactus to the stunning star-filled nights, and even a glimpse into a historic mine, you’ll get a feel for what makes this place so special.
One of the highlights of this area is the opportunity to explore the historic New Cornelia Mine, an inactive open-pit copper mine which operated from 1919 to 1985. The variety of ore in this area make for a very colourful mine!
As you watch, you’ll experience the vastness of the desert, the awe-inspiring sunsets that light up the sky, and the peaceful moments that make you feel like you’re the only person on earth.
Enjoy this glimpse into our desert boondocking adventures.
Nice job Anne, I love Ajo area, some of my favorite boondocking. Nice drone footage and was that 2nd song Santana??
Anne McKinnell says
Thank you Lisa! Glad you enjoyed the video. I thought that song sounded like Santana too, but no, I think I would get a copyright violation if it was.