On the way to Las Cruces, New Mexico for a rural land photography shoot, I got to make my second visit to Elephant Butte Lake. This was actually the very first non-Albuquerque place I visited when I first moved to New Mexico in February 2017. Therefore, this is my only "old memory" of New Mexico (technically, in 2000 I visited Roswell and Carlsbad Caverns and Bandelier National Monument too, but that's a whole other lifetime).
This time Jessica and her dog Artie joined me and my dog Kiki. And it was a lot warmer! And I now have a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk so I was able to drive and park right on the beach, which when not looking toward the water, looked more like an alien lunar landscape!
Check out Elephant Butte Lake from the air with 4K drone video and aerial photos!