Wildlife Photos in Big Bend and South Texas

The Big Bend region includes lots of different habitats.  Down at the river to up in the mountains, we see a lot of different wildlife, some only found around here.

A collection of photos and videos, some by Angell Expeditions and some submitted by clients. A good representation of the unique and diverse wildlife in Texas’ Big Bend region. Most animals in the desert are nocturnal, but mornings and evenings can still be good times for spotting critters of all kinds!

Adult javelina traipsing around the Teepees rest area in Big Bend Ranch State Park. Javelina resemble pigs but in actuality are Peccaries, related to deer.


A coyote loping down the side of the road in Big Bend National Park. “Sit!”


Gopher snakes are not poisonous, and this 4 1/2 foot snake is a Sonoran Gopher Snake. Found mostly in this region, they are pretty impressive. Tours will sometimes see snakes, coyotes, javelina, bobcat, deer, and if you are really lucky, a bear or mountain lion.


Barbary Sheep are super athletic, and fun to watch.