Beaches and Coasts
Lakes and Rivers
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 | May 3, 2020 | Birds, Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & WildlifeWhooping cranes eat aquatic invertebrates (insects, crustaceans and mollusks), small vertebrates (fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals), roots, acorns and berries. MORE PHOTOS OF BIRDS MORE FLORIDA NATURE FACTS Florida Nature Facts is a series about...
by Rich Leighton | Mar 24, 2014 | Carnivorous Plants, Florida Nature Photography, Nature & Wildlife, PhotographyEasily the most beautiful of North America’s native pitcher plants, the white-topped pitcher plant (Sarracenia leucophylla), also known as the white trumpet or crimson pitcher plant, is found in the wild in the American Southeast in the states of Mississippi,...
by Rich Leighton | Nov 1, 2012 | Birds, Florida Nature Photography, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, PhotographyWelcome to the second article of my new series, “Profiles in Nature”. Thank you so much to everybody for the overwhelming response I received on the first post, I wracked my brain to make sure I followed up with an even better offering and I think I’ve done so...
by Rich Leighton | Oct 19, 2011 | Birds, Florida Nature Photography, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, Photography, TravelWhen people think of Southern Florida, they rarely think of lonely mile after mile of endless cow fields and citrus groves, or the acres upon acres of sugarcane that would resemble the enormous cornfields found in the Midwest if it weren’t for the sweltering...
by Rich Leighton | Jan 28, 2011 | Birds, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, News, Published WorkI realize this post is VERY late in getting out, but due to our oldest son starting preschool this year and bringing home the plague, I’ve been suffering for most of the winter with a whole host of kiddie germs and hadn’t had the time to post this until...
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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.
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Brown Pelican - 8x10 Print with White 11x14 Matte - $12.00
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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