Natural History Photographs


One of the must-see highlights near Kanab is the Grand Canyon, in northern Arizona. The full experience would entail a strenuous hike, possibly walking on a quite crowded trail, access to which may have to be booked well in advance. Neither of the sequalities is very attractive to me, so we opted for the easy way: driving to the overview area and then making a leisurely stroll along the rim. The real grandeur of the canyon is difficult to appreciate this way, but there's enough plant and animal life to be seen to enjoy this easy way of visiting the canyon. This also applies to the route through the park toward the canyon. For instance, close behind the entrance into the park, we were surprised by a herd of buffalo!


Ipomopsis aggregata
Authority:(Pursh) V.E.Grant, 1956
Synonyms:Cantua aggregata Pursh, 1813
Penstemon barbatus
Authority:(Cav.) Roth, 1806
Synonyms:Chelone barbata Cav. 1795
Purshia cf. stansburyana
Authority:(Torr.) Henrickson, 1986
Synonyms:Cowania stansburyana Torrey, 1852
English:Stansbury's cliffrose
Eriogonum racemosum
Authority:Nuttall, 1847
English:redroot buckwheat, red-root wild buckwheat
Pterospora andromedea
Authority:Nuttall, 1818
English:woodland pinedrops, Albany beechdrops, giant bird's nest
Pterospora andromedea
Authority:Nuttall, 1818
English:woodland pinedrops, Albany beechdrops, giant bird's nest
Adelpha eulalia
Authority:(Doubleday, 1848)
Synonyms:Limenitis eulalia Doubleday, 1848
Adelpha bredowii eulalia (Doubleday, 1848)
English:Arizona sister

Ipomopsis tenuituba
Authority:(Rydb.) V.E.Grant, 1956
Synonyms:Gilia tenuituba Rydb. 1913