New Mexico Nature Photos


If you enjoy New Mexico's wild plants and animals but aren't sure what you're looking at, my photos may be helpful. Click on a photo or link to see more. To find out what I'm doing and why, click here.


I'm not a biologist and neither are most of you, so many of my groupings will be informal ones—all the blue to purple flowers together, for example. However, I'll also provide some formal taxonomy. 


Please don't take my IDs as authoritative. These pages of nature photos represent one person's voyage of discovery, not the studies of a trained expert. If you see something I've misidentified, please contact me via my "Contact" page, which is tabbed at the top.


If you're looking for downloadable larger-format nature photographs, I have separate pages for those. One provides photos taken in 2013–2022 and the other provides photos taken in 2023.


Wildflowers and other plants—everything from algae to trees

Fungi (not to be confused with lichens or slime molds)

Insects including butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, etc. (but not spiders!)

Mammals, except for...


And if that's not enough, check out my blogs about clams and freshwater snails.


Sky, clouds, Continental Divide Trail, New Mexico


Who wouldn't want to hike under skies like this one? I took the photo near the Continental Divide Trail, on the road from Silver City to Lordsburg, in May 2018. If you like clouds and sunsets and similar scenes, in August of that year I started a page dedicated to such pictures. You can reach the page by clicking on the photo.

Rio Grande, Sandia Mountains, Corrales, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Rio Grande, with the Sandia Mountains in the distance. Photo by Wiyo.