Diamond-backed Rattlesnake - a common snake of the west, especially in areas with abundant prey.  This was at Cereus Wash in Kofa Queen Canyon in May 2005.

10"x7", 300DPI  (300mm)


Black-tailed Jackrabbit - probably the most visible and widely-seen mammal of our western deserts.

10"x7", 300DPI  (300mm)


Gila Monster - a rarely observed venomous lizard of rocky terrain--they may appear sluggish, but they're fast!

7"x5", 300DPI  (200mm)


Desert Spiny Lizard - a large, colorful, common reptile of the southwest--quite cosmopolitan in its habitat choices.

7"x5", 300DPI  (300mm)


Wild Horses - a small herd from the Castle Dome district of Kofa NWR seen  in March 2005.

7"x5", 300DPI  (200mm)


Common Side-blotched Lizard - this lizard was basking at Metate Rock in Kofa Queen Canyon in April 2005

7"x5", 300DPI  (300mm)


Desert Bighorn Sheep - while this individual was in the Gila Mts, south of KOFA NWR, they are are commonly seen in both Kofa Queen and Palm Canyons.

6"x4", 300DPI  (300mm)


Zebra-tailed Lizard - another common species in southwest Arizona, this one was basking at Kofa Queen Canyon in May 2005.

8"x5", 300DPI  (300mm)


Zebra-tailed Lizard - another common species in southwest Arizona, this one was basking at Kofa Queen Canyon in May 2005.

6"x4", 300DPI  (300mm)


KOFA FLOWERS
 

KOFA INSECTS

KOFA BIRDS

KOFA LANDSCAPES


Photos Henry D. Detwiler