Nature Photos

Northern Checkerspot butterfly, Chamisso Arnica, Nacimiento Ridge, Jemez Mountains, Santa Fe National Forest
Northern Checkerspot butterflies on Chamisso Arnica blooms


If you enjoy New Mexico's upland flowers but aren't sure what you're looking at, the photos I'll be posting may be helpful. I'll also post images of other examples of nature at her best, though I have fewer of those.


I'm not a biologist and neither are most of you, so my groupings will be informal ones—all the blue to purple flowers together, for example. If you are an expert and see something I've misidentified, please contact me via my "Contact" page, which is tabbed at the top.


I'm also capturing video during my hikes, and you can see some of that footage on my YouTube channel




Wildflowers (click on photo or link)



Butterflies (click on photo or link)

Canada goose, Rio Grande, Albuquerque, New Mexico



Birds (click on photo or link)



Mammals (click on photo or link), except for a special section on...



Porcupines of the Rio Grande Bosque (click on photo or link)

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, on May 9, 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.