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Natural Disasters + Natural Beauty = Best Portrait Session

Leighton Photography & Imaging

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Today is going to be a post that has been floating around my head for a few years. I’m going to try and keep it short and succinct, while letting the imagery do most...

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My New Sanibel Island Art Installation!


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This is a post I’m really proud of. Earlier this year, I was contacted by the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society on Florida’s Sanibel Island about the possibility of one of my images being used for an...

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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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Arachnophilia/Arachnophobia Alert: The Mouse Spider!


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Ok, ok…. I’ve learned my lesson from a previous spider post: Don’t use a spider in the thumbnail image that gets posted to social media. I really freaked a lot of you out. That...

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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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