Animals / Wildlife

Crested Caracara

An image of an adult Crested Caracara that has just landed on a bare branch, scanning the ground for prey.

American Kestrel

Female American Kestrel perched on a bare branch scanning the ground for prey.

Elephant Tusk covered in dust

An impressive African Elephant tusk is covered in dust that creates a beautifully unique moment to capture. Every detail is visible in this close-up photograph.


Green Jay

Image of a Green Jay perched on a stump surrounded by pencil cactus with red fruit

Female Northern BobWhite

A Female BobWhite Quail under a palm tree in Florida.

Northern BobWhite Quail

Image of a Male Northern BobWhite Quail running along a dirt path


Duckweed and Green Herons

An image of a Green Heron landing in a yellow and green Duckweed covered pond

Goldeneye

Two images of Common Goldeneye, Female goldeneye is standing up flapping wings and Male Goldeneye is splashing and flapping in water

Hooded Merganser

A close image of a Male Hooded Merganser standing upright in water, flapping wings.


Wilson’s Snipe

Two images of a Wilson’s Snipe standing in marsh in the rain, both with reflections visible

Anhinga with fish

Image of an Anhinga in the water with a large fish impaled on it’s lower beak.

Mama Mallard

One image is a Female Mallard flapping with downy ducklings under her. The second image is of a Female Mallard swimming with eight baby ducklings.


American Avocet

Image of a pair of adult breeding American Avocets in flight across a shallow pond.

The Northern Pintail

Two images of Male Northern Pintail. One image of the duck is in flight against a blue sky and the other image the Pintail is swimming in water.

Reddish Egret

Image of a Reddish Egret in breeding colors standing in water with feathers ruffled.


American White Pelican

An image of a breeding adult American White Pelican soaring in flight

Brown Pelican

Image of an adult Brown Pelican in breeding plumage, landing with wings in up position

scalderphotography

Scalder Photography is the work of Sandra Calderbank in Asheville, USA providing bird, wildlife, stock and nature photography for download with various licenses


Hooded Merganser

Image of a Female Hooded Merganser in evening light preening on a Florida pond

Mute Swan

Images of Mute Swan in sunset light flapping wings and taking off in flight from the water

Elephants

There is a stirring, stunning beauty to the elephants in this fine art piece. There is no question that climate change is causing serious problems for these amazing creatures, among others. You can appreciate this piece for its beauty. At the same time, understand that this will surely leave you with a sense of longing. […]


Cheetah hunting during the African night

If you have never visited the continent of Africa, you can still appreciate this extraordinary image of a cheetah on the hunt. It is nighttime, wherever the cheetah might be in Africa, and it isn’t difficult to imagine that it is also a very hot night. The cheetah doesn’t seem to care much about the […]

Giraffes

Animals will do their best to adapt. However, if we do not take climate change seriously, animals like these giraffes will only be able to adapt for so long. There is a quiet beauty to this piece, which depicts two giraffes crossing across a small body of water. Beyond them is an uncertain future. (Jan […]

Sandhill Crane chicks

Two images of Sandhill Crane chicks. One image is two very wet, very young chicks.. Second image of two Sandhill Crane chicks sharing an insect fed by adult.