Many kind and skillful people generously shared their photographic work with us. These folks deserve recognition, thanks, and the all the benefits of good karma.
'Wildflower Autumn.' Arizona.
Background for Bobcat piece.
‘Why did the bear cross the road.’
Foreground of Black Bear piece.
Mountain Lion at the Phoenix Zoo.
Foreground of Cougar piece.
Wild Currant (Mahonia trifoliolata). A beautiful photo that we were ultimately unable to fit in this edition of the Puzzle of Life.
Lettuce field. Spain.
Background of Lettuce piece.
Background of Blackberry tile.
Smaller mule deer buck near the Fisher house. California.
Foreground of Mule Deer tile.
Used as foreground in Dandelion piece.
Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger), Thorn Creek Woods, Will County, IL, 01/04/14. © Mark Messersmith.
Used in foreground of Squirrel piece.
Angel Oak. The giant oak tree in South Carolina, possibly the oldest living tree east of the Rockies. © Mark C. Morris.
Used as background of Oak piece.
Miner's lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata). © Jeff D. Muth.
Used with permission. Foreground of Miner's Lettuce piece.
Thinned Ponderosa Pine. Okanogan Highlands, Washington. © Joseph Rocchio.
Used with permission. Background for Cougar piece and for Black Bear piece.
Manzanita. Arizona. © George Rocheleau.
We were really excited by the possibilities of this beautiful picture. Unfortunately, we just couldn't get it to fit right on a hexagonal Puzzle piece.
F.L.A.T. Flatiron Building, Flatiron District, New York. © Tony Shi Photography.
Used with permission in the background of the Human piece.
Coyote on the run. © Brian Small.
Used with permission for foreground of coyote piece.
Lemon Aspens and Chair Mountain. Colorado. © James L. Snyder.
Used with permission in background of Human pieces.
Paradise Creek 2. Alberta, Canada. © Dan Upton.
Used with permission in background of River pieces.
Late Summer Trail. Bedford Hills, New York. © June Marie Sobrito.
Used with permission, for background of Coyote piece and for background of Wolf piece.
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon). © Steven E. Whitebread.
Used with permission for foreground of Cranberry piece.