My profession is to always find God in nature.
Henry David Thoreau

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The main content of this website is wildlife photography in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Since I retired several years ago from public service I have dedicated my time to photographing birds and other wildlife in our wonderful Caribbean Island. I particularly enjoy macro photography.

I also enjoy making Creative Digital renditions of photos which appear in the Creative Digital Section of this website. These are real life photos digitally altered to reflect pleasant, artistic, renditions.

I hope you enjoy the photos. Even though I am not an expert, I have made a great effort to identify the photos on this website and portray all the information provided in a correct manner. Nevertheless, there may be some unintentional mistakes. If you have any difference of opinion regarding the identification of any photo or require any information about the content of this website please let me know. You can turn off the music or stop the slide show by placing the cursor over the photo, this will display the appropriate icons on the bottom.


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AddressSan Juan
Puerto Rico
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Some of my photographs have been used for various publications. Others have been winners in local bird photo contests. One photo was used in 2007 as a theme photo for the KAAY FECC - Festival international de toutes les danses, 4ème édition du Festival Kaay Fecc, held in the République du Sénégal.

In 2007 I published two books using the Blurb book website. One book, called Aves del Parque Central de San Juan, can be seen here: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/54071. The other is a nature photo book of the Caribbean Island of Dominica. It can be seen here: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/51132. Also many of my bird photos can also be seen on two other excellent sites: http://alfredo.colon.oiseaux.net/ and http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/home-page.html. The endemic species can be seen here: http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/article-island-birds-endemic-puerto-rico.html.

I’m a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Life in the internet with Dragonfly (Odonata) photos, http://www.eol.org/, and to the local Ornithological Society, Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña, Inc, http://avesdepuertorico.org, with local bird photos. I'm also a contributor to the Center for Biological Diversity, http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/, which used one of my photos for a special conservation petition before the Secretary of the Interior of the United States:

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/campaigns/amphibian_conservation/pdfs/Caribbean_Skinks_Listing_Petition.pdf.

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/caribbean-lizards-02-11-2014.html


An interesting article on Nectarivory in Puerto Rican Emerald Anoles (Anolis evermanni) can be read at http://alfredocolon.zenfolio.com/anolis_evermanni.pdf. The article was published by the International Reptile Conservation Foundation which can be found at http://www.ircf.org/. Other Anole articles can be found in the "Anole Annals" webpage:
http://www.anoleannals.org/?s=anolis+evermanni and http://www.anoleannals.org/?s=alfredo+colon.


An article written by me in Spanish on Photographing Birds in Puerto Rico can be read at the following link:
Un artículo que escribí sobre Fotografiando Aves en Puerto Rico se puede leer en:

http://alfredocolon.zenfolio.com/fotografiando_aves_en_puerto_rico.pdf.


Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau


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Guestbook for Puerto Rico Wildlife: Alfredo Colón
55.Chuck Mills(non-registered)
Great stuff here
54.Sadhu Govardhan(non-registered)
Thank you for this excellent wildlife photography site, Alfredo.

My particular interest were the bird photographs - I looked at all 4000+.

One can only hope that it has some practical / positive impact in terms of preserving mother nature and all her inhabitants. If we are not part of the preservation / conservation program, we are automatically part of the continuous and systematic destruction of nature. Alfredo's photos are a great source of inspiration to keep all these amazing creatures alive by protecting their natural habitats and by creating new habitats.

Regards,
Sadhu Govardhan
www.organicfarm.net
53.Bill Schmidt(non-registered)
Awesome, thanks!
52.Carlos Marashio(non-registered)
Hi to every body, it's my first pay a quick visit of this weblog; this weblog includes awesome and truly fine material for visitors.
50.Keith meling rivera(non-registered)
Mr. Colon, Thank you for capturing and bringing to life some of the most beautiful images of puerto rico. Puerto rico is the place of my ancestors and i feel a very deep connection to the island the culture and its people. !!!! The beauty of these photos reflect what I feel in my heart when i visit my second home. Again, Un monton de gracias.. Keith Meling Rivera