Arizona

Nature Photography: Desert Botanical Garden and Wildlife World

Late last month, I joined Judy Vorfeld and her brother, David Crook, for a couple of photographic days. Our first stop was the Desert Botanical Garden, which is located in the southeastern corner of Phoenix, Arizona. The cactus flowers were out in force…

Flowering prickly pear cactus at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona

The saguaro cactii will bloom in a few weeks…

Saguaro cactus ribs at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona

Meanwhile, over at the Butterfly Magic exhibit, the butterflies were looking pretty ragged…

Worn out at the Butterfly Magic exhibit, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona

Oh, well, it’s been a long exhibit, and it’s about done for this year.

Our next photo op was Wildlife World, which is out in the West Valley near the White Tank Mountains. This is a zoo that strives to keep animals in as natural a setting as possible. However, it looks like these African Singing Dogs are singing the “We Wanna Get Outta Here” blues…

African Singing Dogs at Wildlife World, Litchfield Park, Arizona

On to the Wildlife World aquarium, which was drawing quite the Sunday crowd…

People viewing aquarium exhibit at Wildlife World, Litchfield Park, Arizona

Fish in Wildlife World aquarium, Litchfield Park, Arizona

Fish in Wildlife World aquarium, Litchfield Park, Arizona

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