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  1. Boquillas Canyon

    Boquillas Canyon

    Boquillas Canyon: Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Riverine through the Chihuahuan Desert at ca.570 m (1,870 ft) elevation. Mexico on the right, USA on the left.
  2. Big Bend Tree Lizard

    Big Bend Tree Lizard

    Big Bend Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus subsp. schmidtii) This lizard has a total body length of ca. 16 cm (6.3 in). Photographed in Boquillas Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Limestone cliffs above the Rio Grande at ca. 570 m (1,870 ft) elevation.
  3. The Window

    The Window

    The Window: Viewed at sunset from the Chisos Basin looking westward at ca. 1,646 m (5,400 ft) elevation. The peak on the left is Carter Peak and the slope on the right leads up to Vernon Bailey Peak. Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA.
  4. Lesser Nighthawk

    Lesser Nighthawk

    Lesser Nighthawk (Chordeiles acutipennis subsp. texensis) Sexes similar. Photographed in Ro Grande Village, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Disturbed Ro Grande riparian at ca. 571 m (1,872 ft) elevation.
  5. Bee Fly

    Bee Fly

    Bee Fly (Villa lateralis: Bombyllidae) This species ranges in size from 6-11 mm (0.24-0.43 in) long. Photographed on the Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Dry piyon/juniper/oak woodland at ca. 1,829 m (6,000 ft) elevation.
  6. Porous Border

    Porous Border

    Porous Border: A Mexican citizen crossing back into Mexico across the Ro Grande in Boquillas Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA.
  7. Townsend's Warbler (female)

    Townsend's Warbler (female)

    Townsends Warbler (Setophaga townsendi) Female, species sexually dimorphic. Photographed on the Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Dry piyon/juniper/oak woodland at ca. 1,829 m (6,000 ft) elevation.
  8. Big Bend Beardtongue

    Big Bend Beardtongue

    Big Bend Beardtongue (Penstemon havardii: Scrophulariaceae) This perennial herb can reach heights of 1.2-1.8 m (4-6 ft). Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Along the Chisos Basin Road at the start of the piyon/juniper/oak belt at ca. 1,524 m (5,000 ft) elevation. Berm of Green...
  9. Wilson's Warbler

    Wilson's Warbler

    Wilsons Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla) First year bird. Photographed at Dug Out Wells, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Riparian area from an old homestead of the Green family in the Chihuahuan Desert at ca. 3,006 ft elevation. May 2014
  10. Narrowleaf Spiderling

    Narrowleaf Spiderling

    Narrowleaf Spiderling (Boerhavia linearifolia: Nyctaginaceae) Low shrubs 30-90 cm (11.8-35.4 in) tall. Easily overlooked even in flower. Flowers ca. 0.64 cm (0.25 in) in diameter. South of Marathon on novaculite hills at ca. 1,219 m (4,000 ft) elevation. Brewster County, Texas, USA.
  11. Santiago Peak

    Santiago Peak

    Santiago Peak: southwest of Marathon arising from the Chihuahuan Desert. The peak is at 1,988 m (6,521 ft) elevation. Brewster County, Texas, USA. East side of Santiago Peak shooting west across creosote flats.
  12. Lime Crustose Lichen

    Lime Crustose Lichen

    Lime-colored Crustose Lichen: Photographed on the Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Dry piyon/juniper/oak woodland at ca. 1,829 m (6,000 ft) elevation.
  13. Inca Dove

    Inca Dove

    Inca Dove (Columbina inca) Male, sexes slightly dimorphic. Scaly pattern on males more pronounced due to darker leading edges of feathers. Photographed at Rio Grande Village, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Disturbed Rio Grande riparian at ca. 571 m (1,872 ft) elevation.
  14. Yellow-rumped Warbler

    Yellow-rumped Warbler

    Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata subsp. memorabilis) One of the two Audubons Warbler subspecies. Cottonwood campground, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Open manicured campground dominated by cottonwood and surrounded by Rio Grande riparian at 661 m (2,170 ft)...
  15. Big Bend Spotted Whiptail

    Big Bend Spotted Whiptail

    Big Bend Spotted Whiptail also known as the Rusty-rumped Whiptail (Cnemidophorus septemvittatus: Teiidae). I watched this lizard below me and saw it making its way up so I positioned myself on a rock and waited for it. I just love the scales on its toes (lol). Photographed on the Lost Mine...
  16. Blue-gray Gnatcather

    Blue-gray Gnatcather

    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) This Gnatcatcher was making life miserable for this Canyon Towhee (Melozone fusca). I figured the Gnatcatcher and Towhee both had nests in the vicinity and that the Towhees home range overlapped with the Gnatcatchers territory. Photographed in the...
  17. Red Admiral

    Red Admiral

    Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta subsp. rubria: Nymphalidae) Wingspan 4.5-5.7 cm (1.8-2.2 in). Photographed along the Rio Grande Nature Trail, Rio Grande Village, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Marsh edge along the Rio Grande at ca. 571 m (1,872 ft) elevation.
  18. Threadleaf Phlox

    Threadleaf Phlox

    Threadleaf Phlox (Phlox mesoleuca: Polemoniaceae) This perennial herb can reach 60 cm (24 in) tall but on average the stems range between 15-30 cm (5.9-11.8 in). Its showy flowers are 2.2-3.2 cm (0.9-1.3 in) in diameter. Photographed on the Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend National Park, Brewster...
  19. White-winged Dove

    White-winged Dove

    White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica subsp. mearnsi) This male was displaying to a nearby female and did not care that it had an audience nor that the paparazzi was wanting to make him famous (lol). Photographed in the Chisos Mountain Basin, Big Big National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA...
  20. Desert Cottontail

    Desert Cottontail

    Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii: Leporidae) This cottontail rabbit was photographed in Cottonwood Campground, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Open manicured campground dominated by Rio Grande Cottonwood and surrounded by Rio Grande riparian at 661 m (2,170 ft) elevation.
  21. Goat Mountain

    Goat Mountain

    Goat Mountain: Southwestern extension of the Chisos Mountains situated within the Chihuahuan Desert. Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA with its peak being at 1,410 m (4,625 ft) elevation. View is from southwest of Goat Mountain looking northeast.
  22. Vermilion Flycatcher (juvenile male)

    Vermilion Flycatcher (juvenile male)

    Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus subsp. flammeus) Juvenile male, differs from juvenile female by the lack of yellow on its flanks. Photographed at Rio Grande Village, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Disturbed Rio Grande riparian at ca. 571 m (1,872 ft) elevation.
  23. Green Sotol

    Green Sotol

    Green Sotol (Dasylirion leiophyllum: Agavaceae) Trunks to ca. 1 m (3.3 ft) tall with inflorescences extending 2.5-5.0 m (8.2-16.4 ft) tall. Bajadas and arroyos of the Chisos Mountains along the Chisos Mountains Basin Road at ca. 1,585 m (5,000 ft) elevation. Big Bend National Park, Brewster...
  24. Orange Crustose Lichen

    Orange Crustose Lichen

    Orange Crustose Lichen: Photographed on the Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. Dry piyon/juniper/oak woodland at ca. 1,829 m (6,000 ft) elevation.
  25. Summer Tanager (male)

    Summer Tanager (male)

    Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra subsp. cooperi) Male, species sexually dimorphic. Photographed at Sam Nail Ranch, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA. A small oasis with a windmill providing water for wildlife and plants alike at ca. 1,122 m (3, 680 ft) elevation.
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