Reid Park Zoo – Otter

It’s hot; time to cool off like this curious little otter at the Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona who just got out of the water to look at his spectators. He is an African Spotted-Necked Otter (Lutra maculicollis). I think the otters are my favorite animals at the zoo. Image use requires licensing from Martha Lochert. […]

Alien Head Boulder

Last summer I was on a camping trip in the Pinaleño Mountains of southeastern Arizona and came upon a campsite filled with huge boulders that seemed carefully placed and oddly alien-like in their appearance. I can’t wait to get back for another camping trip on this beautiful mountain. With 7000 feet of vertical relief, more than […]

No Need for Oil Paint and Canvas

Painters can only simulate the beauty of nature and the arrangements it creates. The pattern of the bubbles; the interplay of greens, rusty orange, yellows and browns; the rhythm of the varying shapes; and the subtle highlight speckles from the sun on the water are all perfect in their placement in this little stream. As I look […]