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Profile of Cochise in the Chiricahua Mountains

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The Apache Chiriachua Indians are legendary in American history. One of their great leaders was Cochise. The U.S. Army chased him and his men for several years. He eventually surrendered and died on a reservation.

Yet his spirit lives on in the land he loved. Some say his profile is seen in this mountain in the distance. (View in large and you can even see the single pine tree that is his eyelash!)

nature photographer., Jeff Power, and 15 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. rubbah_slippahs ages ago | reply

    cool! thanks for sharing the photo and info.

  2. Puce55-Elisabeth, ages ago | reply

    wonderful landscape ! nice photo !

  3. ana_lee_smith ages ago | reply

    Yes, I can see why you would choose your one-season landscape, Ken. Very strong & beautiful. Your info on Cochise had me googling as have a vague recollection of a movie from way back that might have had Burt Lancaster playing Cochise but couldn't find it. Wikipedia says he was the last indian chief to die free & unconquered but, hey, it wouldn't be the first time they've sent out incorrect info :))
    Nature has carved out a very defined profile there. Wonderful shot!
    Thanks for your visit. Actually I'd prefer to take 3 seasons. They can keep winter :)
    Have a good night, Ken.

  4. bryanilona ages ago | reply

    That's a definite profile in the mountain, and I am sure many spirits live on in this beautiful landscape.

    Please post this beautiful photo in
    Beautiful Earth
    Please add tag Beautiful Earth
    Thank you!!!

  5. WorldofArun ages ago | reply

    great shot but a sad story about that native Indian..

  6. Linda JP ages ago | reply

    Wow, that's really cool! Thanks for the explanation!!

  7. Cal Holman ages ago | reply

    Very nice composition - great landscape. You captured the tough environment in a postcard shot.

  8. MTSOfan ages ago | reply

    I'd love to hike there!

  9. aquatic stocking [deleted] ages ago | reply

    Excellent shot Ken, and thanks for the Native American lesson. I love learning and everyday on Flickr I find out something new. Very cool my firend! :)

  10. pamelad85 ages ago | reply

    fabulous composition
    thank you for the history

  11. L Geoffroy ages ago | reply

    Great shot Ken. I grew up in Cochise County but don't remember seeing this . Thanks for sharing.

  12. versed apparatus [deleted] ages ago | reply

    Great photograph!

  13. cobalt123 ages ago | reply

    I've seen several images that show the chief and I really like your capture so well! Thanks for sharing this image and also for all your comments on my photos.

  14. Tumbleweed Photography~Carol~ ages ago | reply

    Absolutely The Perfect Photographer
    You Deserve Another Perfect Photographer Award!!!
    The Perfect Photographer Award
    The Perfect Photographer(Invited Only) Awards 2 Fave 2
    commented with
    SICI (2008-09-01)

  15. kees straver (will be back online soon friends) ages ago | reply

    Beautiful!!! What a lovely landscape

  16. Thithia :) ages ago | reply

    beautiful landscape and its history, :)

  17. Hans van Reenen ages ago | reply

    Beautiful landscape.
    Very nice composed.

  18. _ØяAcLә_ ages ago | reply

    "CONGRADS" on another Beautiful selection in EXPLORE !!!!

  19. aplseed photography ages ago | reply

    I can actually see it when you look large. The nose is so prominent.

  20. Al_HikesAZ ages ago | reply

    Great photo. I love this composition. Seen in Arizona Wonders Explore Thread. Congrats - well deserved.

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