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Dillingham, Alaska | Alaska traveled in the Summer. | ShangHai 2013 | Alaska Thaw to Spring. | Alaska Frozen | China, another perspective. A look at everyday life. In every face & place there is a story. | the Desert - Tucson, Arizona | Pohnpei, Micronesia -FSM- 2010, 2011 | ** just a little light ** | ** the poor the needy the begging the cons and the giving of alms ** | ** Kam Agroforestry in a 300 Year Old Village ** a UNESCO/UNDESA funded project. China | ** Kam Local Agriculture and Pisciculture ** a UNESCO/UNDESA funded project. China | leica b and w | faces with a leica | love the child | Toys Children Make, Children's Innovations | ** NEPAL ** ** What I Saw ** | United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Environment Day June 2006 | * * TIBET * * A People and Their Culture * * August 2006 | Leica M9 | Two Days of Protests in San Francisco, California. Olympic Torch April 8-9, 2008 | Tibet Day 2009 | *** personal favorites *** | Images That Hold Special Meaning or Interest to Me | Galleries of Cities and Villages that I have visited in China. | Market Day | The Many Faces of Humankind | hands | Black and White images | FLOWERS and other plants | Animals I have had the pleasure to enjoy the company of and some I wish could have had a better life. | 6 and 8 legged animals ++ Click on thumbnails to enlarge image++ | Reptiles and Amphibians I have had the pleasure to meet. | Environmental Impacts | ** Love That Bird ** | ** the cat and the child ** | ** just a little black and white ** | Various images of electronics | The Beach | Animals used for medicine. | In Box | Nascar: infineon Raceway - June, 2010 | Pohnpaid * Pohnpei * Petroglyphs- October 2010 | What i saw | Weekend retreat. | Ohmine Public Elementary School | A visit to the HiFiman and the assembly line for daps and headphone amplifier.

the Desert - Tucson, Arizona

Everything is here in the desert. Extremely varied life of all types and it is amazing how much can exist in what seems to be such a hostile environment.

I will be posting images on what I see as it inspires me.

Please post comments as you see fit.

Warm regards, John Amato
Desert tortoise. IMG_8926.jpg
Desert tortoise. IMG_8926.jpg
Desert Tortoise disturbed while eating. IMG_8918.jpg
Desert Tortoise disturbed while eating. IMG_8918.jpg
The sunset today. IMG_8786.jpg
The sunset today. IMG_8786.jpg
Cactus fruit. IMG_8783.jpg
Cactus fruit. IMG_8783.jpg
Desert Tortoise emerging after the monsoons. IMG_8758.jpg
Desert Tortoise emerging after the monsoons. IMG_8758.jpg
Cactus fruit. IMG_8730.jpg
Cactus fruit. IMG_8730.jpg
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. Crotalus atrox  IMG_8721.jpg
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. Crotalus atrox IMG_8721.jpg
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. Crotalus atrox IMG_8709.jpg
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. Crotalus atrox IMG_8709.jpg
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Saguaro cactus skeleton. IMG_8618.jpg
Saguaro cactus skeleton. IMG_8618.jpg
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A rare sight. A Reticulated Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) digging tortoise eggs!  IMG_8465.jpg
A rare sight. A Reticulated Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) digging tortoise eggs! IMG_8465.jpg
The Gila after eating the tortoise eggs. IMG_8472.jpg
The Gila after eating the tortoise eggs. IMG_8472.jpg
As the Gila was leaving with sand and egg on its face. IMG_8475.jpg
As the Gila was leaving with sand and egg on its face. IMG_8475.jpg
Black Racer snake. IMG_8405.jpg
Black Racer snake. IMG_8405.jpg
Baby Reticulated Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum). IMG_8424.jpg
Baby Reticulated Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum). IMG_8424.jpg
Baby Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum). IMG_8396.jpg
Baby Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum). IMG_8396.jpg
Cactus flower. IMG_8378.jpg
Cactus flower. IMG_8378.jpg
After a nice monsoon. IMG_8253.jpg
After a nice monsoon. IMG_8253.jpg
A mortar at the base of Pusch Ridge. This may have been used 600 years ago or 3000. L1056017.jpg
A mortar at the base of Pusch Ridge. This may have been used 600 years ago or 3000. L1056017.jpg
The monsoons finally start. L1056032.jpg
The monsoons finally start. L1056032.jpg
Cactus Fruit. IMG_2113.jpg
Cactus Fruit. IMG_2113.jpg
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Cactus Fruit. IMG_2115.jpg
Cactus Fruit. IMG_2115.jpg
Cactus fruit. IMG_2101.jpg
Cactus fruit. IMG_2101.jpg
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M9 35 Summicron L1056006_.jpg
Regal Horned Lizard. IMG_7902.jpg
Regal Horned Lizard. IMG_7902.jpg
Regal Horned Lizard. IMG_7895.jpg
Regal Horned Lizard. IMG_7895.jpg
Regal Horned Lizard. IMG_7888.jpg
Regal Horned Lizard. IMG_7888.jpg
Regal Horned Lizard.  6 inches long! IMG_7885.jpg
Regal Horned Lizard. 6 inches long! IMG_7885.jpg
Cicada being recycled. IMG_7872.jpg
Cicada being recycled. IMG_7872.jpg
Cicada IMG_7857.jpg
Cicada IMG_7857.jpg
Gila Monter (Heloderma suspectum) IMG_7799.jpg
Gila Monter (Heloderma suspectum) IMG_7799.jpg
This is the 3rd Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) I have seen this year. IMG_7810.jpg
This is the 3rd Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum) I have seen this year. IMG_7810.jpg
Western Diamondback rattlesnake. Crotalus atrox. IMG_7785.jpg
Western Diamondback rattlesnake. Crotalus atrox. IMG_7785.jpg
Western Diamondback rattlesnake. Crotulus atrox. IMG_7752.jpg
Western Diamondback rattlesnake. Crotulus atrox. IMG_7752.jpg
Cactus fruit maturing. IMG_7691.jpg
Cactus fruit maturing. IMG_7691.jpg
A birds home. Great place to keep predators away! IMG_7685.jpg
A birds home. Great place to keep predators away! IMG_7685.jpg
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Saguaro cactus flower and hover fly. IMG_1286.jpg
Saguaro cactus flower and hover fly. IMG_1286.jpg
Saguaro Cactus bloom. Tortolita Mountains, Tucson, AZ. IMG_1319.jpg
Saguaro Cactus bloom. Tortolita Mountains, Tucson, AZ. IMG_1319.jpg
Saguaro Cactus bloom. Tortolita Mountains. IMG_1297.jpg
Saguaro Cactus bloom. Tortolita Mountains. IMG_1297.jpg
Mexican free tailed bats emerging from under the Cambell St. Bridge. Tucson, AZ IMG_1130.jpg
Mexican free tailed bats emerging from under the Cambell St. Bridge. Tucson, AZ IMG_1130.jpg
Thank you for the use of the table. L1055930.jpg
Thank you for the use of the table. L1055930.jpg
Free, free! it's all free! L1055915_tjpg
Free, free! it's all free! L1055915_tjpg
Some airport we were taking off from the other day. L1055942.jpg
Some airport we were taking off from the other day. L1055942.jpg
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Funnel-web spider waiting for prey. IMG_0961.jpg
Funnel-web spider waiting for prey. IMG_0961.jpg
Tucson banded gecko. Not so common any longer. IMG_7546.jpg
Tucson banded gecko. Not so common any longer. IMG_7546.jpg
Regal horned lizard. IMG_7532.jpg
Regal horned lizard. IMG_7532.jpg
Iron Cross blister beetle feeding on a flower. IMG_7511.jpg
Iron Cross blister beetle feeding on a flower. IMG_7511.jpg
Iron Cross blister beetle IMG_7505.jpg
Iron Cross blister beetle IMG_7505.jpg
Cactus flower. IMG_7481.jpg
Cactus flower. IMG_7481.jpg
Young cactus flowers. IMG_7479.jpg
Young cactus flowers. IMG_7479.jpg
Spring arriving in the Sonoran Desert. L1055508.jpg
Spring arriving in the Sonoran Desert. L1055508.jpg
Catilina Mountains (looking east), Tucson. December 20, 2011. L1054714.jpg
Catilina Mountains (looking east), Tucson. December 20, 2011. L1054714.jpg
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Dr. Eisenberg clearing trash left in the desert. L1053516.jpg
Dr. Eisenberg clearing trash left in the desert. L1053516.jpg
Able to use her left arm, trash is being cleared. L1053544.jpg
Able to use her left arm, trash is being cleared. L1053544.jpg
Clearing of trash left at a homeless encampment. L1053564.jpg
Clearing of trash left at a homeless encampment. L1053564.jpg
Here I am with a nice local Chain King Snake. A very gentle animal. L1054313.jpg
Here I am with a nice local Chain King Snake. A very gentle animal. L1054313.jpg
Occupy Tucson, 2012. L1053741.jpg
Occupy Tucson, 2012. L1053741.jpg
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Occupy, November 12, 2011. L1053726Tjpg
Occupy, November 12, 2011. L1053726Tjpg
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Cactus hugger or acupuncture? IMG_9765.jpg
Cactus hugger or acupuncture? IMG_9765.jpg
Mesquite bean. IMG_9798.jpg
Mesquite bean. IMG_9798.jpg
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Cactus spines. Canon 5DII, 100L macro. IMG_9788.jpg
Cactus spines. Canon 5DII, 100L macro. IMG_9788.jpg
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Western diamondback rattlesnake. Crotalus atrox. IMG_9712-2.jpg
Western diamondback rattlesnake. Crotalus atrox. IMG_9712-2.jpg
Well camouflaged. IMG_9707.jpg
Well camouflaged. IMG_9707.jpg
Western diamondback rattlesnake. Waiting for prey.  IMG_9712.jpg
Western diamondback rattlesnake. Waiting for prey. IMG_9712.jpg
Western diamondback resting in a depression waiting for prey. IMG_9686.jpg
Western diamondback resting in a depression waiting for prey. IMG_9686.jpg
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