Lee Hoy Photography
It is my hope, my desire, and my passion to bring to you (the viewer) the incredible beauty, wonder, diversity, and mystery of the flora, fauna, and scenery of the Chihuahuan Desert. The Chihuahuan Desert encompasses parts of New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. It is the largest desert in North America covering more than 175,000 square miles. Many people have a false notion that deserts are flat, featureless, and barren regions; however, nothing could be further from the truth. The biological diversity is mind-boggling with a vast array of cacti, bats, snakes, ants, birds, mammals, and even flowering plants.
The elevation of the Chihuahuan Desert is also much higher than many would assume with most of the desert lying at elevations of 3,500 to 5,000 feet. In addition, the darkest night skies remaining in the United States are found in the Chihuahuan Desert. Winters are cool, with nighttime temperatures falling below freezing an average of 100 times per year in the northern part of the desert and climbing as high as 122 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas. The Chihuahuan desert differs from the Sonoran and Mojave deserts by receiving more summer rain during monsoon thunderstorms and having colder winters.
I hope my images will bring to life the incredible majesty of this often overlooked region which is home to places like Big Bend National Park, White Sands National Monument, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the Sky Islands of Fort Davis and Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Those are just the well known locations. Within this region, lies a world of incredible creatures, amazing views, and biological wonders just waiting to be photographed and enjoyed. Step inside and enter the world of the Chihuahuan Desert!