Reflections on Mount Rundle and Vermillion Lakes

natural history Archives · Leighton Photography & Imaging

Reflections on Mount Rundle and Vermillion Lakes

So far as I continue to edit and prepare my landscape images from my recent trip to Banff National Park where I attended the HIGHLY recommended International Landscape Photographers’ Association Summit last month, this image on Mount Rundle is my favorite so far. ~ click image to enlarge ~ Mount Rundle and Vermillion Lakes This insanely colorful sunrise

Read More...

Moose Meadows and the Canadian Rockies in Winter!

If you ever feel the urge to stand between two incredible major North American mountain ranges in the Canadian Rockies in the most beautiful light in the middle of winter, this is the best spot: Moose Meadows in Banff National Park. This valley of the Bow River is home to healthy populations of elk, grizzlies,

Read More...

Pacific Banana Slug

If you’ve ever hiked or visited the Pacific Northwest, you’ve undoubtedly come across this majestic mollusk – the Pacific banana slug. While most people take a look and say, “cool!” and continue hiking, these slugs are actually very interesting and worth learning about. The Pacific banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus) is the world’s second-largest terrestrial slug in the

Read More...

West Texas Scorpions and the Guadalupe Mountains!

For those who know me, have hiked with me in the outdoors, or had been to my home in the early 2000’s, they will know that I am an acute arachnophile. My love for arachnids developed as a kid growing up in my hometown of Bradenton, Florida where one could find all kinds of orbweavers, wolf spiders

Read More...

Profiles in Nature #3 – White-topped Pitcher Plant

Easily the most beautiful of North America’s native pitcher plants, the white-topped pitcher plant (Sarracenia leucophylla), also known as the white trumpet or crimson pitcher plant, is found in the wild in the American Southeast in the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina. There are reports of this plant found growing in specific locations in

Read More...

Huge Update! All New North American Native Wildflower Galleries

Over the past decade, the amount of native North American native wildflowers in our ever-growing photo galleries has reached the point to where we can’t reasonably split and categorize them just by color. It started to look disorganized, confusing, and more than a little sloppy. It was time to reorganize the whole gallery collection and

Read More...