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Argus Gallery

Bob Steele Photos


Katie McClain and Cloe Medrano next to the Blue Heron. Both Katie and Cloe worked on this exhibit – mounting the photos and deciding on the placement of the photos and birds.

Steele hails from the local Kern County area, which offers a plethora of diverse bird species itself, and has traveled the world taking photographs for over two decades. His collection of images includes over 550 species of birds from North America and hundreds more from around the world. Although Steele specializes in bird photography, his collection also includes photos of habitats, locations, insects, and flowers.

More photographs may be found on his website,

 The mission of the Maturango Museum is to preserve, interpret, and develop an appreciation for the natural and cultural history of the Northern Mojave Desert through research and education in the natural and physical sciences, and to promote the arts.

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Ridgecrest, CA 93555
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The Maturango Museum is a Death Valley Tourist Center and  Northern Mojave Visitors Center 

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