Year-End 2021 FotoFauna Photo Celebration with Saguaro National Park

This webinar aired on December 16, 2021.

As 2021 comes to a close, what better way is there to celebrate making it through another 12 months of heartache, joy, and hope than with photos of our wonderful Sky Island wildlife?

That’s right! We’re back with another year-end celebration featuring photos submitted by the Sky Island FotoFauna community. With over 1,000 checklists now submitted to the project, there are sure to be plenty of wacky, weird, and just plain wondrous photos to look through.

We tuned in on Thursday, December 16 to vote for the community’s favorite FotoFauna photos across more than a dozen categories, including ones that showcase urban cats, canyon creatures, wildlife among saguaro cacti, best dressed species, and more.

We were joined by Sky Island Alliance co-host Emily Burns and special guest co-host Park Ranger Freddy G. Fernandez-Ramirez from Saguaro National Park who led us through an hour of camaraderie, fun facts, and engaging commentary on species behavior and Sky Island habitats.

About the co-host: Freddy G. Fernandez-Ramirez is a bilingual interpreter (español) at Saguaro National Park. He does a variety of interpretive programs, including an Instagram segment titled “Freddy Fridays.” He’s been at Saguaro National Park for over eight years. He started as a volunteer and became an intern through Friends of Saguaro National Park before becoming a park ranger.


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