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.


Put a ring on it Grebe by Ruth Jolly


Goose in a colorful field by Ruth Jolly


desert paint by numbers by Ruth Jolly


Cactus and flower in carefree by Ruth Jolly


Coyote Stare by Ruth Jolly


Piazza from any angle by Ruth Jolly


Golden hour trees by Ruth Jolly


Stilt pirouette by Ruth Jolly


Northern Shoveler on the ponds by Ruth Jolly


Elegant Egret feathers by Ruth Jolly


Piazza from the back by Ruth Jolly


common gallinule chick and Mama by Ruth Jolly


Desert Horned Viper by Ruth Jolly


Terning in the Blue skies by Ruth Jolly


Trio of Charlemagne by Ruth Jolly


Grebe nest building by Ruth Jolly


Peaceful Gadwall by Ruth Jolly


Sandy afternoon for a seal by Ruth Jolly


Firelight blooms by Ruth Jolly


Piazza in the desert by Ruth Jolly


Maria Piazza bursting with color by Ruth Jolly


Princess Anne in bloom by Ruth Jolly


Lateral view of a Long wing by Ruth Jolly


Seal pup resting with Mama by Ruth Jolly


Coyote growl by Ruth Jolly


Buckeye beauty by Ruth Jolly


Charlemagne in bloom by Ruth Jolly


Sand piper reflecting by Ruth Jolly


Busting into the desert by Ruth Jolly


Antimatter in the desert by Ruth Jolly


Leaf and White Peacock by Ruth Jolly


Come play in the wildflowers by Ruth Jolly


Dove in morning light by Ruth Jolly


Heron in the environment by Ruth Jolly


Duet of Night bloomers by Ruth Jolly


Pardon me I lost my drip by Ruth Jolly


Blue Morph in the Bosque skies by Ruth Jolly


Cabbage white on a leaf by Ruth Jolly


Romans chapter 12 verse 12 by Ruth Jolly


Diamondback Rattlesnake by Ruth Jolly


Gadwall in morning light by Ruth Jolly


Inside of an Echinopsis by Ruth Jolly


Ring-neck woman on water by Ruth Jolly


Double Avocets in flight by Ruth Jolly


Cross the river with me by Ruth Jolly


Simply a Jelly fish by Ruth Jolly


Desert Spiny Lizard upon a rock by Ruth Jolly


There is an Egret by Ruth Jolly