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.


close up of a Bearded Dragon by Ruth Jolly


Male Broad tailed by Ruth Jolly


Female Blue-ringed dancer by Ruth Jolly


Koala and eucalyptus by Ruth Jolly


forever firelight by Ruth Jolly


I am known as Gorilla by Ruth Jolly


pacific fritillary pair by Ruth Jolly


Amber wing on green grass by Ruth Jolly


Pan it is by Ruth Jolly


Comanche skimmer by Ruth Jolly


intriguing elegance by Ruth Jolly


Steady there little sheep by Ruth Jolly


Golden Lion Tamarin by Ruth Jolly


Rufous ready to fly by Ruth Jolly


Antimatter blooms by Ruth Jolly


Anyone out there by Ruth Jolly


Monitor Lizard by Ruth Jolly


Marine blue on a green stick by Ruth Jolly


Pronghorn in the fields by Ruth Jolly


Charlemagne delight by Ruth Jolly


Icy Stare of a Polar Bear by Ruth Jolly


Chimpanzee baby by Ruth Jolly


Koala headshot by Ruth Jolly


Snowy on the beach by Ruth Jolly


White-Belted Ringtail by Ruth Jolly


Cute and cubby chipmunk by Ruth Jolly


Pelican in Black and White by Ruth Jolly


Summer Hedgehog bloom by Ruth Jolly


Rufous showing off the hindquarters by Ruth Jolly


Bee on Lupine by Ruth Jolly


Male Widow skimmer on a stick by Ruth Jolly


female widow skimmer on a stick by Ruth Jolly


Broad tailed winging it by Ruth Jolly


Greater Yellowlegs by Ruth Jolly


Silhouette as storms loom by Ruth Jolly


Run,Squirrel run by Ruth Jolly


tounge-out Broad tailed by Ruth Jolly


Queens times two by Ruth Jolly


Textures in the canyon by Ruth Jolly


Godwit in the ponds by Ruth Jolly


Queen resting on red flowers by Ruth Jolly


Rufous Calling by Ruth Jolly


the broad tailed flies by Ruth Jolly


Acorn Woodpecker on a stump by Ruth Jolly


Broad Tailed display by Ruth Jolly


Broad tailed Coming in for a landing by Ruth Jolly


Blue bird in a tree by Ruth Jolly


Rufous waving hello by Ruth Jolly