We went back to Las Cruces this month for a wedding and reunion. Of course I took my camera, and while walking near the in-laws' property in Doña Ana, snapped some shots of the local animals.
First, the in-laws' dogs. The big one is named "Bert." I tried for the longest time to get him to look straight into the lens (I was behind a chain-link fence), but he was distracted by Blossom. I think the shot turned out pretty cool. Click to view the full size image!
Across the road, their neighbors had a few beautiful horses. One in particular was not shy t all, in fact I think he was hamming for the camera. Here's one of the shots (click for bigness):
The sun was perfect when I found the next animal. It was a burro (?), again not very shy. I didn't have any carrots for him, just my camera. I was probably only 6 inches from the guy when I shot this: