The wildflowers of western Oklahoma have been waiting four years for the drought to break and it happened this spring. They burst forth with a tremendous display of color and beauty. These photos were made between May 21st and June 27th, 2015 and are presented in chronological order.
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After many visits over a period of many years, I still find the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge an interesting and challenging place to photograph. The ever-changing weather and light conditions and the variety of wildlife and wildflowers means new opportunities and challenges for each visit.
The preceding images were made on May 31, 2013 and the following photos were made on July 1, 2013.
The Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Oklahoma encompasses 60,000 acres of the Wichita Mountains. These low granite mountains, one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth, were once much taller but have been worn down by the ravages of time.
These photographs were made on May 16, 2012 with the exception of the two of the male eastern collard lizard which were made May 17, 2008.
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