I'm a photographer in Tucson, Arizona and the Sonoran Desert is a beautiful and diverse place to live. More than 100 reptiles, 2,000 native plants, 60 mammals, and 350 birds call this desert home, not only surviving here, but thriving — as long as their habitats remain intact.

0050 – Cholla Against Catalina Backdrop

This was taken in our backyard just after a nice winter rain came rolling through.