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Desert Whitetail
Plathemis subornata
The Desert Whitetail (Plathemis subornata) occurs across much of the southwestern United States and parts of Mexico. The first 6 shots shown here were all taken near Marathon, Brewster Co., Texas, in September, 2009, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender and 580 flash.
The next four shots of a female Desert Whitetail were taken in Cottonwood Canyon, Comanche National Grasslands, Baca Co., Colorado, in July, 2011, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The next three shots show a male Desert Whitetail at the BLM overflow wetlands in Chaves Co., New Mexico, in August, 2011. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and a Sigma 50-500mm lens and Canon 580 flash.
The teneral male Desert Whitetail on the right was at the BLM overflow wetlands in Chaves Co., New Mexico, in July, 2012. This shot was taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 580 flash.
Desert Whitetail
Plathemis subornata
female
Balmorhea Lake,
Reeves Co. Texas
21 August 2013
Desert Whitetail
Plathemis subornata
female
Balmorhea Lake,
Reeves Co. Texas
21 August 2013
Desert Whitetail
Plathemis subornata
male
Cienega Creek,
Big Bend Ranch State Park,
Presidio Co., Texas
22 August 2013
Desert Whitetail
Plathemis subornata
young male
near Higgins,
Lipscomb Co., Texas
13 June 2016