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.
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by Rich Leighton | Apr 19, 2018 | Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, WildflowersThe American lotus has extraordinarily large and beautiful pale yellow native aquatic wildflower has two amazing characteristics: one – the large circular lily pads (leaves) do not get wet on top, and water forms beads on top if splashed or rained on, but even...
by Rich Leighton | Jan 25, 2015 | Birds, Florida Nature Photography, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, Photography, PotpourriHappy 2015! After an inexcusable absence, I’m back with some new photos! I’ve been working like a maniac lately (370+ hours in December of straight working conditions!) and trying to get all my ducks in a row to open a photography studio here in the...
by Rich Leighton | Dec 29, 2014 | Florida Nature Photography, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, WildflowersThere is a brand new section in the Wildflowers Galleries today, and it is all about the close relative of the lily; the amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae) of our Florida native wildflowers. Because of their close genetic relations with the lily family (Liliaceae),...
by Rich Leighton | Feb 15, 2011 | Florida, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, OrchidsThe green adder’s-mouth orchid (Malaxis unifolia) is one of those species that does and will continue to elude the best of the orchid hunters. Not only is it quite rare across the state of Florida, but it is one of the most easily overlooked. Found primarily in...
by Rich Leighton | Jun 22, 2010 | Florida, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, Photography Tips, WildflowersToday I had a sudden urge to get away from my office, away from photo editing, away from working on web-related photo projects and just had to get into the woods, despite the heat and humidity. I loaded up my mountain bike for light and fast travel, chose my Nikon...
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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