Ruth Jolly


Scottsdale, AZ


Ruth Jolly is an Arizona native an international and national selling nature and wildlife photographer.
Her photos are featured across the internet as well as in numerous magazines such as American Waterfowler Magazine , Arizona Highways Magazine, Arizona Cactus and Succulent societies Central Spine newsletter, entries forArizona Game and fish Wildlife Calendars 2013-2016.Boyce Thompson Arboretum newsletter.

2014 brought the prestigious award of Best of Show Cover shot from entries for the Arizona game and Fish Wildlife Calendar "Me and My Peep" is featured in the awards/publications category.This photo has also been featured on the National Audubon Society's and Audubon Magazine's Facebook page.

Of the over 5000+ entries into the 2014 Arizona Highways photo contest of which 30 finalists were chosen across three categories, Landscape, Wildlife and Macro, Ruth accomplished a finalist in the macro category with "Peace in the leaves"

2015 Arizona Highways photo contest garnered a finalist in the macro category with " Queen in morning light"

Ruth's photos are frequently 'shared' on such social media sites such as Facebook, where she maintains a personal as well as photography page, Ruth Jolly Photography. She also serves as the group administrator for a popular, Facebook insect group, "Bugs and stuff of the southwest ."

2015 and 2016 brought accolades from Arizona Game and fish as well with honorable mentions and winning photos.

My photography has always been about sharing the beauty that I see and finding beauty in the everyday things, Common birds, plants and landscapes that seem to come alive and inspire others to look a bit deeper at the amazing world around us. Please, enjoy my gallery.


Tricolored headshot by Ruth Jolly


Red-Tailed Pennant by Ruth Jolly


Wings of a Pintail by Ruth Jolly


Costa's as the sun is rising by Ruth Jolly


Male Broad-tailed flies by Ruth Jolly


Spring Azure on flower by Ruth Jolly


Egret when the sun is setting by Ruth Jolly


Love bird at the garden by Ruth Jolly


Tri colored in the ponds by Ruth Jolly


Pink Piazza blooms by Ruth Jolly


A King among Queens by Ruth Jolly


Queen Sunning on milkweed by Ruth Jolly


Royal purple and white bloom by Ruth Jolly


Queen in Chrysalis by Ruth Jolly


Just Egret by Ruth Jolly


Grebe with Breakfast by Ruth Jolly


Queen on sunflowers by Ruth Jolly


Costa's in August light by Ruth Jolly


Marine Blue on a branch by Ruth Jolly


Three toed Woodpecker by Ruth Jolly


Trio of dragonflies by Ruth Jolly


Long neck just like Mama by Ruth Jolly


Bear hugs by Ruth Jolly


Oryx headshot by Ruth Jolly


Six satellites all in a row by Ruth Jolly


Great Blue in a tree by Ruth Jolly


Daybreak Egret fishing by Ruth Jolly


Perched Flame Skimmer by Ruth Jolly


The polar bear yawns by Ruth Jolly


White-belted ring- tail on a perch by Ruth Jolly


White summer blooms by Ruth Jolly


Searching for transmissions by Ruth Jolly


Gray-collared Chipmunk by Ruth Jolly


Yellow Sulfur on Fern by Ruth Jolly


Comanche Skimmer on green by Ruth Jolly


Duet in the key of firelight by Ruth Jolly


Skimming for food by Ruth Jolly


See my spots by Ruth Jolly


Police car moth by Ruth Jolly


coot walkin on water by Ruth Jolly


Goldeneye swims by Ruth Jolly


Wingspread of a Marine blue by Ruth Jolly


Anna's on an August morning by Ruth Jolly


Egret flies in backlight by Ruth Jolly


Very Large Array as sun sets by Ruth Jolly


Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly in morning light by Ruth Jolly


Cheetah on the prowl by Ruth Jolly


Question mark Butterly on agave by Ruth Jolly