Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have four photos today provided by three readers. The first is a black-billed magpie (Pica hudsonia) from reader Stephen Barnard in Idaho, which came with this note: These birds are common, but intelligent and of a suspicious nature on the farm. I find them hard to photograph. In town they’re bold, even harassing my B*rder C*llie. Reader Jay […]

Felid photo takes top prize at Natural History Museum’s wildlife photography contest

This is the 50th anniversary of the London Natural History Museum’s “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” contest. Many venues have shown some of the winning images (drawn from 42,000 submissions coming from 96 countries), but the captions and explanations of the photos are best seen at the Torygraph.  The winner for Wildlife Photographer of the Year […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Due to a dearth of submissions (my own fault), we have only two photographs today, but later I’ll put up the winners of London’s Natural History Museum Photographer of the Year contest. First, from regular Stephen Barnard in Idaho: While walking my d*g this morning I heard the familiar red-tailed hawk  (Buteo jamaicensis) call, turned around […]

Readers’ wildlife photos: pikas

Reader Todd from Arizona sends us Ten Ways of Looking at a Pika, featuring of the adorable American pika (Ochotona princeps) in the order Lagomorpha—along with rabbits and hares. His notes: Here are a few photos of tribbles … er pikas taken in Olympic NP (the first two) and the Sierra Nevada Mountains (the rest). Pikas resemble […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have photos from reader Stephen Barnard in Idaho, sent on three successive days. First, a rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) with the note: … about to eat what I think is a Mahogany Dun mayfly (Paraleptoplebia). A Maxfield Parrishian landscape photo, color manipulated (I’ve lost Stephen’s notes): This was sent yesterday: Moose in the […]

Sofia

Here are a few holiday snaps from Sofia, just so you can see some of the sights of Bulgaria’s capital. The most famous tourist site in the city is the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.  It’s fairly new, having been completed in 1912. It’s rarely used for services, I’m told, but can hold 10,000 people and, before the Soviet […]

Monastery of the Transfiguration of God

Today we visited a famous monastery near Tarnovo (itself 2.5 hours from Sofia): the Monastery of the Transfiguration of God, reportedly dating to the 14th century. No monks were evident (the place seems to be undergoing a renovation).  Located in the woods up on a mountain, it was very peaceful, and I got a special treat, as […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader John sends us oodles of photos from The Gambia, and I’ve stuck a lizard (my own photo) in at the bottom: Having recently returned from NYC, the reported US cases of Ebola has prompted me to try and highlight the indirect impact of the virus on the West Africa country of The Gambia via […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have two sets of photos of red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) from reader Stephen Barnard, and one photo of a moose and a d*g. His comments are indented: Two siblings and one with breakfast. It spooked, circled around, flew by, looked directly at me, and blinked with its nictitating membrane: Stephen also sent a photo […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I have received some readers’ wildlife photos, but posting them may be slow, as will be all posting when I’m in Bulgaria. I do my best. From reader James Billie: Here are some  of our local friends catching the last warmth of fall.  Taken yesterday, 15-Oct. And from reader David:  Please find attached pic of an […]

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