Pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico.

Bearing the weight of wooden crosses, Troy Martinez (left) and Nick Ortiz travel the “High Road to Taos” for the third consecutive year en route to El Santuario de Chimayo on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. Many pilgrims carry rosaries and crosses to pray for and honor loved ones. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Bearing the weight of wooden crosses, Troy Martinez (left) and Nick Ortiz travel the “High Road to Taos” for the third consecutive year en route to El Santuario de Chimayo on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. Many pilgrims carry rosaries and crosses to pray for and honor loved ones. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Navajo elder Betty Box, accompanied by two friends from Colorado, enter the courtyard of El Santuario de Chimayo, Thursday, April17, 2014, having made the pilgrimage north from Santa Fe earlier that day. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Navajo elder Betty Box, accompanied by two friends from Colorado, enter the courtyard of El Santuario de Chimayo, Thursday, April17, 2014, having made the pilgrimage north from Santa Fe earlier that day. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Rosaries hang for sale outside of El Santuario de Chimayo during Holy Week, Friday, April 18, 2014. Many pilgrims carry rosaries and crosses to pray for and honor loved ones. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Rosaries hang for sale outside of El Santuario de Chimayo during Holy Week, Friday, April 18, 2014. Many pilgrims carry rosaries and crosses to pray for and honor loved ones. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Pilgrims enter El Santuario de Chimayo on Friday, April 18, 2014.  Traditionally pilgrims take a small amount of Holy Dirt, believed to have healing powers, from “el pocito” or “the little well” inside the historic church, which was built in 1817. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Pilgrims enter El Santuario de Chimayo on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Traditionally pilgrims take a small amount of Holy Dirt, believed to have healing powers, from “el pocito” or “the little well” inside the historic church, which was built in 1817. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Friends and family walk together from Nambé, New Mexico to El Santuario de Chimayo, on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. As many as 40,000 pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayo each year during the Easter weekend. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Friends and family walk together from Nambé, New Mexico to El Santuario de Chimayo, on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. As many as 40,000 pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayo each year during the Easter weekend. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

On Good Friday pilgrims travel the road from Nambé, New Mexico to El Santuario de Chimayo, Friday, April 18, 2014. As many as 40,000 pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayo each year during the Easter weekend. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

On Good Friday pilgrims travel the road from Nambé, New Mexico to El Santuario de Chimayo, Friday, April 18, 2014. As many as 40,000 pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayo each year during the Easter weekend. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Dusk envelopes El Santuario de Chimayo, Thursday, April17, 2014 as pilgrims begin to arrive on the church steps ahead of Good Friday. El Santuario de Chimayo, was built by the Spanish in 1813. AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley

Dusk envelopes El Santuario de Chimayo, Thursday, April17, 2014 as pilgrims begin to arrive on the church steps ahead of Good Friday. El Santuario de Chimayo, was built by the Spanish in 1813. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

Victor Moncada stands with a walking stick, Thursday, April 17, that belongs to his uncle who was paralyzed a number of years ago and is no longer able to make the trek himself. Moncada walked from Albuqurque, New Mexico to have his rosery and the staff blessed at El Santuario de Chimayo during Holy Week. AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley

Victor Moncada stands with a walking stick, Thursday, April 17, that belongs to his uncle who was paralyzed a number of years ago and is no longer able to make the trek himself. Moncada walked from Albuqurque, New Mexico to have his rosery and the staff blessed at El Santuario de Chimayo during Holy Week. (AP Photo/Jeremy Wade Shockley)

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Recent Associated Press assignment featured: New Mexico stocks native fish in Rio Grande

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On assignment for the Associated Press, volunteers helped New Mexico Game & Fish pack Rio Grande cutthroat trout down the 800 foot descent to release fingerlings into their natural habitat. La Junta Trail, Rio Grande Gorge.

Read the full story:  Washington Times article

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First assignment with the Associated Press gets featured in The Guardian’s “Best Photos of the Day” showcasing top images from around the world – I feel very honored!

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An image I made of a male pronghorn cautiously peering out of the transport trailer during a release in Southern New Mexico made the editors top photo picks on Thursday, Jan. 16. Images from across the globe are featured daily on the Guardian. Visit the Guardian HERE to see the full feature

The full story, made in cooperation with the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish and the Associated Press can be seen HERE on the AP website.

Enjoy!