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Black-tailed Gnatcatcher – Loudmouth of the Sonoran Desert


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This male black-tailed gnatcatcher and his mate weren’t very happy when I peered out of my tent in the bright Sonoran Desert morning in the Ajo Mountains of Southern Arizona’s Pima County. I was...

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Mountain Death Camas – Beautiful and Deadly


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Following up on yesterday’s post in the Halloween theme, today’s post of another “spooky” bit of wildlife and nature – the mountain death camas. Over the summer I found myself in the Rocky Mountains looking for...

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A Slightly Different Look at Seattle


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Last week I was shooting a business event at a law firm in downtown Seattle on the 34th floor near the waterfront and had periodic stretches of downtime, which I spent marveling at the...

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The Cuban Treefrog + A Gross Story About One of Florida’s Most Annoying Invasive Species


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The Cuban treefrog is my #1 hated invasive species for a number of reasons ranging from ecological damage to personally anger-inducing events and even slightly barf-worthy situations. I’ll explain that last one in a...

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Native Orchids of Colorado: Yellow Coralroot (Corallorhiza trifida)


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Last month I made a quick trip down to New Mexico and Colorado for a photography business trip and as I was coming over Independence Pass to the east of Aspen, I started spotting a...

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Anhinga! One of America’s Most Overlooked Birds


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The anhinga is one of the most strange, beautiful and ancient birds of The Gulf Coast region of the Southeastern United States. When North America was split in half roughly 100 to 40 million years ago...

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Parry’s Penstemon of the Sonoran Desert


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Southern Arizona’s Sonoran Desert is famed for its sudden explosion of colorful wildflowers that follows the first springtime rains. From a distance, I saw bright splashes of pink from across the arid hills, and as...

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Showy Evening Primroses


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At first light, there is nothing quite as beautiful as wildflowers backlit from the rising sun. These highly-colorful showy evening primroses were no exception! ~ click on any image to enlarge ~ Showy Evening...

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The Prairie Falcon in Flight!


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I’m adding this set of photos a few months after I made them in California because I just wasn’t positively sure what exactly species I was looking at until a very experienced birder friend of mine...

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The Wild Bitterroot of Washington’s Sagebrush Country


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One of the absolute best times to visit the wild rolling hills and steep ravines and coulees of Washington’s Columbia Basin is in the late spring. Last week I was traveling around the Vantage, WA are,...

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