While super-close portraits of animals are wonderfully intimate, it is sometimes great to show more of the surrounding habitat in which an animal lives. These environmental portraits are one of my favorite things to do, such as this little toad.

Toad in Leaves

Gulf coast toad in leaf litter at base of tree, Rio Grande Plain between San Antonio and the Gulf Coast, Texas, USA. Canon 1Ds Mark III. 90mm tilt shift lens.  ISO 800. f/8 @ 1/15 seconds. Fill flash (-1 stop).