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 | Nov 11, 2016 | Florida, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, Photography, TravelMy favorite palm! The paurotis palm is a wonderfully beautiful palm that I have a personal connection to. As I was starting to build my photography business back when I was still living back home in Southwest Florida, I worked in a plant nursery and planted many...
by Rich Leighton | Mar 30, 2014 | Amphibians, Florida Nature Photography, Nature Photography, PhotographyEndemic to the United States, the squirrel treefrog (Hyla squirella) is an attractive native tree frog is native to the Coastal Plain of the American Southeast, ranging as far north and east as North Carolina (and possibly Virginia) all the way to Texas in the West,...
by Rich Leighton | Mar 12, 2014 | Bromeliads, Florida Nature Photography, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, Photography, TravelGrowing up in Southwest Florida, air plants were just about as common to me as sea gulls. Over the years as I gradually fell into the role of a naturalist and wildlife photographer, I’ve heard, learned and picked up a lot of information about these unusual...
by Rich Leighton | Aug 2, 2012 | Florida Nature Photography, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, Orchids, Photography, Story, TravelOrchids. Just the very word brings to mind a vision of exotic color, delightful texture and fantastic shapes, and the scent of consummate and delicious fragrances. Often it evokes feelings of peaceful reflection, caring, and a love for nature’s most wondrous...
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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.
Online Wildlife Calendar! What's happening in Florida wildlife & nature this month? https://www.floridanaturephotography.com/#cal
Florida Nature Facts #145 – Drone Flies https://is.gd/GOyw0T
Black-crowned Night Heron https://leightonphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Night-Herons/G0000zdMgtcJ3nAA/I0000Qo_GERoPnfg/C0000sYUMlBCTCrU
Little Blue Heron https://leightonphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Herons/G0000a06HGlwsviY/I0000dMRqMZ7urTU/C0000sYUMlBCTCrU
Deep Forest Creek https://www.floridanaturephotography.com/deep-forest-creek/