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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 | 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 | Dec 5, 2018 | Florida Nature Facts, Florida Nature Photography, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, Nature Photography, ReptilesSnakes do not have a sternum. Floating ribs allow them to move side to side and swallow prey larger than their heads. MORE PHOTOS OF SNAKES MORE FLORIDA NATURE FACTS Florida Nature Facts is a series about interesting facts about the flora, fauna and places that make...
by Rich Leighton | Mar 31, 2016 | Florida, Florida Nature Photography, Herps, Natural History, Nature & Wildlife, Reptiles, TurtlesThe sign of any healthy body of water is the presence of native turtles. Of the 327 species alive today, 60+ of those are found living in the wild in the United States. The fossil record shows that turtles are at least 157 million years old in what we would recognize...
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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