American Burro

I’m probably gonna have Lenny Kravitz’s cover of The Guess Who’s song American Woman stuck in my head all night after writing that title.

I certainly couldn’t keep this one from hanging around my door. Tom Petty’s American Girl would probably rhyme better and burros certainly know how to take it easy.


This burro was walking along a 55 mph highway on the side of the Colorado River, I stopped to take their picture and they fearlessly crossed the road. I am going to guess he or she has been given a lot of food from passersby previously.


It was fairly entertaining when the whole herd surrounded the truck I had borrowed and I’m pretty sure they were shaking me down for food. I think they could tell right away I wasn’t going to give them any because they wandered away after a couple minutes. I didn’t want to feed them and encourage them to get hit by cars. If you do want to feed burros, a trip to Oatman, Az would be my suggestion.


I think I might have accidentally made a political statement with that last picture with donkeys, cloudy skies, setting sun and an American flag.


All shots were taken with either a Canon EF-M 22mm f2 (review) or a Canon EF 100-300 L 5.6 (No link because eBay is about the only place to get one of these ancient beauties).

The only shot where I was worried was the next one. The mama herded me away right after I took the shot.


My family also hiked a couple miles out to a really cool rock art area. There were probably 20-30 rock circles each with a different center art. Normally it probably isn’t quite so green.



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