My Best Photography Captures of 2016


Reflecting on 2016 it was a bad and good year combined. However, while it is a year I want to soon forget and not remember, my photography captured moments that will remain in my heart.

Out of the all the images I captured in 2016 it seems these are the ones that were the most liked on my Instagram.  Do you see a pattern here?

The pattern being nature and outdoor photography, as well as photos of my Azrael. What the pattern also reveals is my love of New Mexico and how some of my best captures are with friends.

Thank you, friends, for sharing the majority of these moments.

Top row: the Guadalupe Mountains National Park hike with my friend, Sharla; Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge with my friend, Ginny; Taos Pueblo in Taos, NM this one will remain a secret.

Middle row: Azrael’s paw; Carlsbad Caverns National Park with my friend Emily; Carlsbad Caverns National Park with my friend June.

Bottom row: Azrael; Carlsbad Caverns National Park Natural Entrance with my friend June; Javelina at Guadalupe Mountains National Park with my friend, Sharla.


Photographs – © Christena Stephens Photography