Snakes and Turtles

Cold-blooded but rarely clammy, reptiles are represented by such models as turtles, snakes, crocodilians, and lizards.  When watching a large iguana basking on a rock, it’s easy to see the dinosaur ancestry (despite the types of changes that result from millions of years of evolution).  Alligators and crocodiles, on the other hand, are nearly pristine…

Cacti and Their Flowers

Far from being the barren wasteland that many imagine a desert being, the Sonoran hosts a plethora of different lifeforms. A large number of these lifeforms are plants, and what plants are better-adapted to desert life than succulents? This desert is home to approximately 300 different cactus species, ranging in size from the tiny hedgehogs…

Water Birds

Which species might you expect to see on a pond, or perhaps hidden among the reeds of a wetland? Ducks, cranes, and herons, of course! This album will heavily represent such species, in addition to a few unusual ones.

Hummingbirds

Some of the most spectacular birds to observe, hummingbirds can be found in practically any color of the rainbow. Their iridescent colors and lightning-fast movements make them extremely challenging, yet rewarding photography subjects. Arizona is home to more species than any other state in the US, species which are most heavily represented in this album.…