A borderland native Joel Salcido ventured out on one of his visits to capture the beauty of El Paso. He didn't limit his spots to capture beautiful photos he had taken during his visit. He was definitely in for a big surprise during his visit only because of the major transformations the borderland has had.

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Joel Salcido visited Canutillo, Scenic Drive, and Hueco Tanks during his visit. Now the borderland native had his photography skills and story shared by Texas Highways. The photographer Joel Salcido decided to leave El Paso and travel around the world.

Joel Salcido Ruiz had his photographs published by Texas Monthly, USA Today, and The New York Times. The Texas Monthly article shared some of his photographs that are beautiful. But as for one photo, it is phenomenal to see existing on a place we visit or drive through occasionally.

Now some of us get super excited about discovering some ancient sights. For example, some of us are aware of the fossils that exist in the area of Mount Cristo Rey. The only way you would know of that is if you ever did the Insights El Paso's Nerd Night.

The prehistoric tracking was a fun adventure to participate in and discover dinosaur tracks. Texas Monthly's article shared the photos Joel Salcido Ruiz took from his El Paso visit. Well, Joel Salcido Ruiz captured a photo of a unique fossil on Scenic Drive. He took the picture of what he called an ammonite fossil on Scenic Drive.

I tried hunting down the fossil myself but unfortunately, didn't survive it. But if you personally want to find it, he told me it is hard to describe but you have to climb about 30 +- yards above from where some trash cans are where the flags are.

via Joel Salcido
via Joel Salcido

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