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The Cuban Treefrog

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...


Native Orchids of Colorado: Yellow Coralroot

Last month I made a quick trip down to New Mexico and Colorado for a photography business trip...


Parry’s Penstemon of the Sonoran Desert

Southern Arizona’s Sonoran Desert is famed for its sudden explosion of colorful wildflowers that follows the first...


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All my new images can be found right here in my regular blog. It's a blend of my regular nature photography blog and my local photography business blog - Leighton Photography & Imaging. As there is natural overlap in interests and content, and because many photography styles can be used in just as many different situations, I've decided to just combine them here. You can learn about how I approach my photography, a lot about wildlife photography, and why I do things the way I do. For amateur beginners to experienced working professional photographers - there is something for all! Expect the unexpected...

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Corvids (crows, ravens, magpies & jays) are known to be not only the smartest of birds, but are also known to be among the most intelligent of animals, even expressing self-awareness. These large songbirds tend to be very social and while being omnivorous, they tend to favor a particular type of seed(s) unique to their species.

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Milkweed is named for its milky sap. Some species are toxic. Monarch butterflies lay eggs on milkweed. To limit the damage by caterpillars, milkweed uses hairs on the leaves, latex and toxins in the sap.

Sandhill cranes mate for life, have one brood a year. Chicks are able to leave the nest 8 hours after hatching, they stay with their parents for 9-10 months including migration.

Bees have two stomachs: one regular stomach and one stomach for storing nectar. When full, the bee doubles its weight.

The oldest Northern Mockingbird on record was at least 14 years, 10 months old when it was found in Texas.

Beautyberry fruit is very astringent, but can be made into wine and jelly.

The black bear can consume 30,000 calories per day when getting ready for hibernation.

Leighton Photography & Imaging is our main photography business recently relocated to the Greater Seattle area, Washington. Nature photography is a large part of what we do, but we are by no means limited to just that. Click HERE to find out more about our company.

We started with in 2006 in Southwest Florida, which has been steadily growing over the years and is consistently one of the most popular Florida nature and wildlife websites on the internet today. This was soon followed by, which is our main business website dealing with commercial, wedding, portrait and architectural photography. Both have been a massive help in getting our work displayed and available in an easy-to-view format that was also easy for us to update regularly and quickly.

After a move to the Greater Seattle area in the summer of 2011, we immediately continued our same style of work in nature photography that we did in Florida and the Southeastern United States while studying, experiencing and writing about local ecology and environmental systems. As of January 2014 I’ve been enrolled in the Master Naturalist Program in Bellevue, WA and getting up to speed on the natural ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest - so different than in my native SW Florida. As our family-owned company continues to grow and my volume of new nature photographs continues to become more diversified, I am expanding my traveling range across all of North America - with much gratitude to the many publishers, supporters and buyers we have all over the world.

If you are or represent a gallery, publisher/publication, exhibition, event, vendor/reseller, or any other group interested in our work, please contact Rich or Galina Leighton HERE for more information.