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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.
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by Rich Leighton | Jan 1, 2022 | Florida, Florida Nature Photography, Herps, ReptilesThe green iguana, also known as the American iguana is a large attractive and often strikingly-colored lizard in the Iguanidae family that is native to the Caribbean Islands, Central America and most of the northern half of South America. Although they are are...
by Rich Leighton | May 20, 2021 | Birds, Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & WildlifeThe endangered and endemic Florida scrub jay is a cooperative breeder. When the offspring leave the nest, they stay with their parents and help them raise next year’s brood instead of going off to raise young on their own. VISIT THE BIRDS GALLERY MORE FLORIDA...
by Rich Leighton | May 15, 2021 | Florida, Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Herps, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, ReptilesMost people know garter snakes as common and mostly harmless, but they are in fact mildly venomous. These beautiful snakes are what is known as rear-fanged, meaning they have enlarged back teeth connected to what is called the Duvernoy’s gland that they use to help...
by Rich Leighton | Jul 11, 2019 | Birds, Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & WildlifeHummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards and their wings can beat at up to 80 times per second. Also a hummingbird’s heart beats at over a 1,000 times a minute! MORE PHOTOS OF BIRDS MORE FLORIDA NATURE FACTS Florida Nature Facts is a series about...
by Rich Leighton | Mar 24, 2017 | Birds, Florida, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, PhotographyQuick post for today. I’ve been sitting on this photo of a trio of black-necked stilts for a while because I saw something in it, but it just didn’t look right. Then I had one of those “a-ha!” moments and cropped it from a horizontal...
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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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Interesting and unusual nature facts about Florida plants and wildlife. New facts added every week! https://www.floridanaturephotography.com/#fnf
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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
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