My photos today are from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum just west of Tucson in southern Arizona. The museum is a 98-acre combination zoo, aquarium, botanical garden and natural history museum. It has two miles of walking paths through natural desert environments and contains 242 animal species.
Above is a lookout point. A place to look over the desert below. To the left a canyon area.
Walking through the canyon area, you will find all sorts of animals such as this section with bighorn sheep. They blend in so well with the rocks, I almost missed them.
A little further on, I spent some time watching the antics of a large Prairie Dog population. They were popping in and out of their underground homes and chasing each other. This fellow looks like it might be time to go on a diet.
There are two very large aviaries. The first one is filled with a variety of birds native to the desert southwest. I captured these cardinals watching from a high perch. The male cardinal was playing hide-and-seek behind the tree.
The other aviary is filled with several different species of humming birds. This one is simply a magical place to visit. I spent quite a lot of time watching these busy creatures spending time between the flowering plants inside the aviary and the variety of feeders. There are benches in this aviary and I enjoyed just sitting and watching them. Every now and then, one would fly right up to my face and look me in the eye. The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum is a place where everyone can find something to enjoy.