Wildlife Photography by JT Norton



Pandion haliaetus Conservation status Was seriously endangered by effects of pesticides in mid-20th century; since DDT and related pesticides were banned in 1972, Ospreys have made a good comeback in many parts of North America. Family Ospreys Habitat Rivers, lakes, coast. Found near water, either fresh or salt, where large numbers of fish are present. […]



(suborder Serpentes), also called serpent, any of more than 3,400 species of reptiles distinguished by their limbless condition and greatly elongated body and tail. Classified with lizards in the order Squamata, snakes represent a lizard that, over the course of evolution, has undergone structural reduction, simplification, and loss as well as specialization. All snakes lack […]


American Alligator

American Alligator  (Alligator mississippiensis), also referred to as a gator or common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile primarily found in the southeastern United States. It is one of two living species in the genus Alligator within the family Alligatoridae; it is larger than the other extant alligator species, the Chinese alligator. Adult male American […]