Unusually sedate centipede discovered under a log at Camp Stevens.
Harvester ants and Erodium seeds at dry wash
Harvester ants and Erodium seeds at dry wash. The somewhat strange doughnut-shaped reflections on the ants' shiny bodies are due to the light-diffusion system that I used.
Borrego Palm Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Lots of the subsequent photos also from this area.
Brittlebush in flower
Honeybee on mesquite (?) bloom
Pair of damselfies, post-coitus; female is ovipositing in pool in creek along Borrego Canyon.
A long-jawed spider (Tegragnathid) waits for prey in its web above a pool in the stream along Borrego Palm Canyon.
Stream in Borrego Palm Canyon
Ocotillo in bloom at Borrego Palm Canyon
Ocotillo in bloom.
Looking up Borrego Palm Canyon
Looking out of Borrego Palm Canyon
Lizard at Borrego Palm Canyon
Scorpion at Lizard Wash, photo taken at night by UV fluorescence.
Scorpion at Lizard Wash, same as previous photos but taken with a well-diffused flash.
Moonrise at Lizard Wash