Photographer’s Lens

December, 2020

  • 30 December

    Photographing oryx in New Mexico

    Wildlife photographers will find an interesting variety of large mammals in New Mexico. Spend enough time in the field and you will find that each species comes with its own set of challenges. One of the most rewarding and often frustrating to photograph are oryx, also known as gemsbok. These …

July, 2020

  • 29 July

    Mexican poppies bloom in the south

    If you’re planning a visit to southern New Mexico this spring, you may be lucky enough to see the foothills of the San Andres mountains blanketed in orange. That’s the vibrant color of the Mexican poppy, an annual wildflower that can seemingly cover an area in certain years. Why don’t …

October, 2019

  • 28 October

    Photographing Lesser Prairie Chickens in Southeastern New Mexico

    Lesser prairie-chickens are a “lekking” species, where the males will congregate on a “lek” to attract females for breeding. Males will inflate the air sacs in their necks to make a sound that can be heard up to one mile away. The males will defend territories on the lek in …

June, 2019

  • 13 June

    Bald eagles of the Four Corners

    Soaring over Navajo Lake.

    The Four Corners area is an often overlooked spot for wildlife viewing and photography. People are surprised by the variety and amount of animals that call this area home, spend part of the year or pass through on their migration. Having worked in the area for the past 20 years, …