Beaches and Coasts
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Black and White
Sulphurs and Whites
Birds of Prey
Rabbits and Hares
We mammals have come a long way since the time of the dinosaurs. Since those times, we’ve conquered the land, sea and air. Florida has at least 99 species of mammals living, breeding and thriving today.
Wildflowers by Color
Wildflowers by Family
by Rich Leighton | Sep 5, 2020 | Arachnids, Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Invertebrates, Natural History, Nature & WildlifeA single strand of spider silk is thinner than a human hair, but also five times stronger than steel of the same width. A rope just 2 inches thick could reportedly stop a Boeing 747. MORE PHOTOS OF SPIDERS MORE FLORIDA NATURE FACTS Florida Nature Facts is a series...
by Rich Leighton | Aug 31, 2020 | Arachnids, Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Invertebrates, Natural History, Nature & WildlifeThe green lynx spider has an appetite for insects belonging to the Lepidoptera family (moths and their larvae) that are known to be enemies of crops like corn, cotton, cabbage, etc. Although their importance in the controlling of pests is counteracted by their...
by Rich Leighton | Sep 8, 2009 | Arachnids, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, Nature PhotographyYesterday (Sept. 7) I was down in Central Florida doing some butterfly and wildflower photography in and around the Withlacoochee State Forest and was lucky enough to get one of those jaw-dropping shots that a wildlife photographer gets once in a blue moon. I was...
by Rich Leighton | Aug 8, 2009 | Arachnids, Florida Nature Photography, Invertebrates, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, Photography, SpidersThirty minutes past dawn, and I’m deep in the the steamy sweltering heat at the edge of a swamp in North Florida in summer. Mosquitoes are tearing me up, but the deer flies aren’t out yet. Again, I’m not using insect repellent because I can’t stand the way it feels on...
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Images of my home state of Florida. Master naturalist/professional photographer. See my images in National Parks & Wildlife Refuges across the Sunshine State.
I've only got 2 of these available left from an art show, and I'm selling it 75% off, it comes already matted. $5 shipping to USA. First come, first serve.
Brown Pelican - 8x10 Print with White 11x14 Matte - $12.00
Cranefly Orchid (Tipularia discolor) https://leightonphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Calypsoeae/G00007OcXAwcMRoU/I0000NKjS2b4WWdQ/C0000GsCYohEU.Og
Mating Monarch Butterflies https://leightonphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Brushfoots/G0000RVX8JPfLeiU/I0000_dUWRCNtre0/C0000iRyt1jXdI9o
A Bird is Three Things: Feathers, Flight and Song https://is.gd/jYH18O