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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Alaska

Rangifer tarandus
Caribou (Reindeer) (Rangifer tarandus, german: Rentier, french: Renne). (521k)
Alces alces
Moose (Alces alces, german: Elch, french: Orignal). (931k)
Close-up Moose
Close-up of a moose. (641k)
Female Moose Calf Crossing
Female moose and calf crossing the road. (700k)
Moose Crossing Road Front
Moose crossing the road in front of traffic. Moose are frequently killed like that, usually resulting in severe damage to the car as well. (770k)

Arizona Flora

Lichen Desert Rock
Lichen on desert rock. (1100k)
Cylindropuntia bigelovii
Desert plant community in the Sonoran Desert with Teddybear Cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii), Buckhorn Cholla (Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa), Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea, german: Saguaro, french: Saguaro), Creosote Bushes (Larrea tridentata, german: Kreosotbusch, french: Créosotier), and Palo Verde (Parkinsonia aculeata, german: Jerusalemsdorn, french: Épine de Jérusalem). (969k)
Desert Plant Community Sonoran
Desert plant community in the Sonoran Desert. (760k)
Larrea tridentata
Desert plant community in the Sonoran Desert with Creosote Bushes (Larrea tridentata, german: Kreosotbusch, french: Créosotier), Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens, german: Ocotillo, french: Ocotillo), and Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea, german: Saguaro, french: Saguaro). (1049k)
Encelia farinosa
Desert plant community in the Sonoran Desert in spring. The yellow flowers are Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa). (1143k)
Encelia farinosa
Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa). (1.6M)
Encelia farinosa
Flowers of Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa). (505k)
Helianthus annuus
Common Sunflower (Helianthus annuus, german: Sonnenblume, french: Tournesol). (1252k)
Helianthus annuus
Close-up of Common Sunflower (Helianthus annuus, german: Sonnenblume, french: Tournesol). (486k)
Sida abutifolia
Spreading Fanpetals (Sida abutifolia, german: Sida (Gattung), french: Sida (plante)). (603k)
Allionia incarnata
Trailing Four O'Clock (Allionia incarnata). (734k)
Solanum elaeagnifolium
Silverleaf Nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium, german: Nachtschatten, french: Morelle à feuilles de chalef). (1387k)
Salvia columbariae
Chia (Salvia columbariae, german: Kalifornische Chia, french: Chia dorée). (1323k)
Salvia columbariae
Close-up of Chia (Salvia columbariae, german: Kalifornische Chia, french: Chia dorée). (632k)
Penstemon pseudospectabilis
Desert Penstemon (Penstemon pseudospectabilis, german: Bartfaden). (1406k)
Penstemon pseudospectabilis
Close-up of Desert Penstemon (Penstemon pseudospectabilis, german: Bartfaden). (547k)
Rafinesquia neomexicana
New Mexico Plumseed (Rafinesquia neomexicana). (604k)
Sphaeralcea ambigua
Desert Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua). (700k)
Sphaeralcea ambigua
Close-up of Desert Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua). (537k)
Eschscholzia californica
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica, german: Kalifornischer Mohn, french: Pavot de Californie). (721k)
Fallugia paradoxa
Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa). (1313k)
Fallugia paradoxa
Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa). (895k)
Fallugia paradoxa
Close-up of Apache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa). (528k)
Calliandra eriophylla
Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla, german: Puderquastenstrauch, french: Arbre aux houppettes). (1.6M)
Calliandra eriophylla
Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla, german: Puderquastenstrauch, french: Arbre aux houppettes), left, and Blue Dick (Dichelostemma capitatum), right. (877k)
Dichelostemma capitatum
Close-up of Blue Dick (Dichelostemma capitatum). (360k)
Calliandra eriophylla
Close-up of Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla, german: Puderquastenstrauch, french: Arbre aux houppettes). (1014k)
Close-up Fairy Duster Visiting
Close-up of Fairy Duster with visiting bee. (660k)
Flower
Flower. (808k)
Bulrush
Bulrush. (1039k)
Larrea tridentata
Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata, german: Kreosotbusch, french: Créosotier), front center. (2.8M)
Yucca sp.
Yucca (Yucca sp., german: Palmlilien). (1223k)
Yucca sp.
Flower stalk of a Yucca (Yucca sp., german: Palmlilien) in the Grand Canyon. (1022k)
Yucca baccata
Banana Yucca (Yucca baccata, german: Blaue Palmlilie, french: Yucca banane). (1.5M)
Echinocereus engelmannii
Engelman's Hedgehog (Echinocereus engelmannii). (1228k)
Echinocereus engelmannii
Engelman's Hedgehog (Echinocereus engelmannii). (1232k)
Echinocereus engelmannii
Engelman's Hedgehog (Echinocereus engelmannii). (1136k)
Flowers Engelman's Hedgehog
Flowers of an Engelman's Hedgehog. (1130k)
Close-up Flower Engelman's Hedgehog
Close-up of the flower of an Engelman's Hedgehog with visiting bee. (751k)
Fouquieria splendens
Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens, german: Ocotillo, french: Ocotillo). (1056k)
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
Buckhorn Cholla (Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa) with Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) around it. The whole hillside is yellow with Brittlebush. (1209k)
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
Flowering Buckhorn Cholla (Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa). (1363k)
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
Flowers of a Buckhorn Cholla (Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa). (757k)
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
Close-up of a Buckhorn Cholla (Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa). (741k)
Opuntia engelmannii
Engelman's Prickly-pear Cactus (Opuntia engelmannii). (1043k)
Engelman's Prickly-pear Cactus Flowers
Engelman's Prickly-pear Cactus flowers. (679k)
Engelman's Prickly-pear Cactus Fruits
Engelman's Prickly-pear Cactus with fruits. (813k)
Cylindropuntia bigelovii
Large Teddybear Cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii). (1137k)
Cylindropuntia bigelovii
Teddybear Cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii). (998k)
Cylindropuntia bigelovii
Teddybear Cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii). (1091k)
Cylindropuntia bigelovii
Close-up of a Teddybear Cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii). (976k)
Ferocactus cylindraceus
Compass Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus). You can see it leaning towards the south, which gives it the name "Compass Barrel". (1157k)
Ferocactus cylindraceus
Small flowering Compass Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus). (1385k)
Ferocactus cylindraceus
Flowers of a Compass Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus). (971k)
Close-up Flower Compass Barrel
Close-up of the flower of a Compass Barrel Cactus. (854k)
Small Compass Barrel Cactus
Small Compass Barrel Cactus. (1302k)
Spines Top Compass Barrel
Spines on the top of a Compass Barrel Cactus. (1123k)
Close-up Spines Compass Barrel
Close-up of the spines of a Compass Barrel Cactus. You can see the red/pink/purple stems and the curved yellow tips. (872k)
Agave sp.
Flowering Agave (Agave sp., german: Agaven). (1312k)
Agave sp.
Close-up of flowering Agave (Agave sp., german: Agaven). (1157k)
Ephedra viridis
Mormon Tea (Ephedra viridis, german: Meerträubel). (833k)
Carnegiea gigantea
Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea, german: Saguaro, french: Saguaro). (1026k)
Carnegiea gigantea
Huge Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea, german: Saguaro, french: Saguaro). This one was close to 20 m (70 ft) tall. (841k)
Carnegiea gigantea
Flowers on a Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea, german: Saguaro, french: Saguaro). (668k)
Carnegiea gigantea
Fruits on a Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea, german: Saguaro, french: Saguaro). (589k)
Top Saguaro Cactus Notice
Top of a Saguaro cactus, notice the characteristic straight white or grey spines. (913k)
Inside Saguaro Looks Like
This is what the inside of a Saguaro looks like. (878k)
Pine Forest Grand Canyon
Pine forest at the Grand Canyon. (1282k)
Pinus ponderosa
Ponderosa Pine forest (Pinus ponderosa, german: Gelb-Kiefer, french: Pin ponderosa) on volcanic cinder. (1207k)
Pinus ponderosa
Deformed Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa, german: Gelb-Kiefer, french: Pin ponderosa). (927k)

Arizona Fauna

Agelenidae gen.
Web of a Funnel Weaver (Agelenidae gen., german: Trichterspinnen). (864k)
Desert Beetle
Desert beetle. (946k)
Butterfly
Butterfly. (1151k)
Danaus gilippus
Queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus). (730k)
Butterfly © karin Quintes Petkarq
Butterfly © Karin Quintes (petkarq at t-online.de). (729k)
Euphydryas chalcedona
Mating Variable Checkerspot butterflies (Euphydryas chalcedona). (1.5M)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (755k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (511k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (522k)
Lizard
Lizard. (671k)
Lizard
Lizard. (748k)
Phrynosoma platyrhinos
Desert Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos, german: Krötenechsen) © Karin Quintes (petkarq at t-online.de). (1239k)
Sauromalus ater
Common Chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater, german: Chuckwalla, french: Chuckwalla). (393k)
Heloderma suspectum
Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum, german: Gila-Krustenechse, french: Monstre de Gila). (1209k)
Crotalus atrox
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox, german: Texas-Klapperschlange, french: Crotale diamantin de l'Ouest). (1030k)
Otospermophilus variegatus
Rock Squirrel (Otospermophilus variegatus, german: Felsenziesel, french: Écureuil des rochers). (978k)
Cervus elaphus
Red Deer (Cervus elaphus, german: Rothirsch, french: Cerf élaphe). (1053k)
Close-up Red Deer
Close-up of Red Deer. (1031k)
Lepus californicus
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus, german: Eselhase, french: Lièvre de Californie). (793k)

Florida

Pinus elliottii
In the Everglades National Park with Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii, french: Pin d'Elliott). (727k)
Tillandsia usneoides
One of the Hammocks in the Florida Keys with Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides, german: Spanisches Moos, french: Mousse espagnole). (1212k)
Periphyton Algae Base Food
Periphyton algae. This is the base of the food web in the Everglades. (1119k)
Mushroom
Mushroom. (614k)
Spider Lily
Spider lily. (614k)
Hymenocallis sp.
Spider Lily (Hymenocallis sp., german: Schönhäutchen). (681k)
Flower
Flower. (552k)
Flower
Flower. (550k)
Orchid
Orchid. (573k)
Epiphytes
Epiphytes. (872k)
Tillandsia usneoides
Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides, german: Spanisches Moos, french: Mousse espagnole). (1181k)
Rhizophora mangle
Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle, german: Rote Mangrove, french: Palétuvier rouge). (982k)
Rhizophora mangle
Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle, german: Rote Mangrove, french: Palétuvier rouge). (883k)
Avicennia germinans
Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans, german: Schwarze Mangrove, french: Bois de mèche). (1021k)
Avicennia germinans
Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans, german: Schwarze Mangrove, french: Bois de mèche). (1261k)
Serenoa repens
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens, german: Sägepalme, french: Palmier de Floride). It is endemic to the subtropical Southeastern United States. (1104k)
Serenoa repens
Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens, german: Sägepalme, french: Palmier de Floride). (1092k)
Pinus elliottii
Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii, french: Pin d'Elliott). (1141k)
Pinus elliottii
Slash Pine forest (Pinus elliottii, french: Pin d'Elliott). (884k)
Ficus aurea
Florida Strangler Fig (Ficus aurea, german: Feigen). (1017k)
Fly Visiting Flower
Fly visiting a flower. (641k)
Grasshopper
Grasshopper. (1097k)
Heliconius charithonia
Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charithonia, german: Zebrafalter). (620k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (533k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (592k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (504k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (519k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (489k)
Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: Libellules), suborder Anisoptera (german: Großlibellen, french: Anisoptères)). (526k)
Liguus fasciatus
Florida Tree Snail (Liguus fasciatus). (570k)
Uca sp.
Fiddler Crab (Uca sp., german: Winkerkrabben, french: Crabes violonistes). (741k)
Fish
Fish. (691k)
Iguana iguana
Green Iguana (Iguana iguana, german: Grüner Leguan, french: Iguane vert). (1019k)
Iguana iguana
Close-up of Green Iguana (Iguana iguana, german: Grüner Leguan, french: Iguane vert). (790k)
Iguana iguana
Male Green Iguana (Iguana iguana, german: Grüner Leguan, french: Iguane vert). (810k)
Iguana iguana
Close-up of male Green Iguana (Iguana iguana, german: Grüner Leguan, french: Iguane vert). (927k)
Eretmochelys imbricata
Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata, german: Echte Karettschildkröte, french: Tortue imbriquée). (570k)
Baby Sea Turtle
Baby sea turtle. (658k)
Caretta caretta
Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta, german: Unechte Karettschildkröte, french: Caouanne). (616k)
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Badly
Loggerhead Sea Turtle with badly damaged shell. (592k)
Sea Turtles
Sea Turtles. (778k)
Caretta caretta
Close-up of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta, german: Unechte Karettschildkröte, french: Caouanne). (589k)

New York

Squirrel Central Park
A squirrel in Central Park. (721k)

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