Nature Photography by Steven Kessel

I’ve been following Steven Kessel’s blog for a while now and today I thought “I must share this treasure of a blog with my followers, right now !!!” and having received immediate permission to use four images for the purpose of recommending his blog, I’ve got straight to work. Actually, I’ve used five images – hmm!

Steven Kessel lives in Tucson, Arizona but takes his camera everywhere so there’s plenty of images taken in Arizona but also other places he goes like Alaska.

Below I share with you a tiny selection of images from those at his site, and I’ll give you links to some of his blog-posts. I found his site a bit challenging to navigate but persevere because the photos are amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

Blog home for Steven Kessel:ย ย  Sonoran Images

Steven provides large-size versions of his images so simply go to the original blog-post to access a much larger version.


Roseate Skimmer, southern Arizona

From: Roseate Skimmerย  |ย  August 20, 2017

Now, just a quick word. Being from New Zealand you can’t blame me for getting carried away with bear photos. Steven has a huge range of photos and its just my fascination with bears that means they dominate my little selection here!


Bear with “time for reflection”

From: Alaskan Brown Bears, Part II – Sows and Boarsย  |ย  July 17, 2017


Bear cubs. “Sumo wrestling resumed, now fiercer than ever.”

From: Alaskan Brown Bears, Part VI Agro’s Cubs Go All Out
Date: July 21, 2017

Links to some more really good bear posts from Steven’s site:

Cub’s Playย  |ย  July 20, 2017

Alaskan Brown Bears, Part III – Motherhoodย  |ย  July 18, 2017


Blue iceberg in a fjord of Alaska’s southern coast

From: Alaskan Fjords – Fog, Rain and Iceย  |ย  September 23, 2017

And here is the fifth photo that I simply couldn’t resist! I found it in Steven Kessel’s Gallery at his site:


Steve’s caption for this image isย  Sleeping Madonna and Children

If you enjoyed this blog-post you may enjoy another post I’ve done that features text and photos from Steven Kessel of Sonoran Images:

Monarch meets Queen (about Monarch butterflies versus Queen butterflies)

Posted by Exploring Colour (2017).
All images taken by Steven Kessel, Sonoran Images and used with permission.




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  1. Every picture is so beautiful Liz.
    The two bear pics made me write this: ” A little time to reflect is all you need to start loving someone all over again!” ๐Ÿ™‚
    That beautiful dragonfly , will it ever return to the same piece of twig? What if that twig had fallen in love with her? Anyone (anything) can fall in love with her, she is so beautiful.
    I feel like picking up my camera and going around. ( Am not good at it though.. ) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I wanted to share them because that’s how I feel about them too! There are many more stunning images at Steve’s blog site. It was hard limiting myself to just a few!


    1. I’m happy you enjoyed these too! I really enjoy Steven’s images and also his writing, and eagerly look forward to each new post ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never seen anything quite like that polar bear family photo. Its very special! As always its great to hear from you!

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