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Herpetologist, birder, and Albuquerque Academy teacher Richard Anderson takes a break during a hike to get visuals on a collared bighorn ram.
Fossil in Permian limestone.
Potholes in Spring Canyon.
Stripped whipsnake (Masticophis taeniatus) in an apache plume shrub (Fallugia paradoxa) in Spring Canyon.
A thunderstorm builds in the early monsoon season above dry grassland.
Swainson hawk (Buteo swainsoni) chicks peer out of their nest in a honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa).
A cactus wren (Campylorhincus brunneicapillus) nest in a tree cholla (Cylindropuntia imbricata).
Tree cholla (Cylindropuntia imbricata) blossom.
Leopard lizard (Gambelia wislizenii).
Arid grassland, project vehicle, and the north end of the Fra Cristobal range in the background.
Gemsbok or oryx (Oryx gazella) were introduced to New Mexico by the New Mexico Deparment of Game and Fish in the late 1960's. They are now a common sight on the ranch. Photo by Furman student Chris Jones.
Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) feeding near the lava flows. Photo by Furman student Chris Jones.
Dragonfly on mesquite.Photo by Furman student Chris Jones.
Swainson's hawk (Buteo swainsoni) juvenile above it's nest on mesquite. This is the same bird seen in an earlier slide photographed approximately 4 weeks later.Photo by Furman student Chris Jones.
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