Category Archives: photography

Making wols: Burrowing owls in flagrante delicto

Yes, more burrowing owls!  This photo is from reader John Chardine, reproduced with permission, and with his notes: I recently spent a couple of weeks in Florida photographing birds. I photographed this mating pair within a 100 meters or so of the Cape Coral Public Library. They seem to thrive in suburban areas in Florida. Copulations […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

One of my hosts at Davis, Luke Mahler, is a postdoc who specializes in evolutionary biology of reptiles. He’s been all over the world chasing these ectotherms, and has taken some crack photos. On the way to the airport for my return home, we stopped and looked for some burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) in North […]

Sony World Photography winners

Here’s another photography contest—this time the Sony World Photography Awards. The selection of photos below—the ones I like best—come from a post at Higher Learning.    Crossing the river es muy peligroso for wildebeest:          

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Two more from Stephen Barnard in Idaho. The pair of bald eagles he’s watching has finally produced an eaglet. Here’s the first picture of the female feeding it! I asked if there were likely to be more eaglets, and Barnard replied that it was likely, since the pair had raised five chicks in the last […]

Invasion of the Giant Squirrel!

Richard Wiseman posted this wonderful photograph over on his blog . Can any reader tell us how was it done? H/t to Adrian

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard continues the saga of the bald eagle nest that was built in the middle of a great blue heron rookery. Apparently the eagle chicks have hatched, but haven’t been seen yet. This is the male eagle guarding nest area, perched on an abandoned heron nest. These birds have sexually dimorphic behaviors. I haven’t seen the female […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

One of my hosts in Davis is Luke Mahler, a postdoctoral fellow soon to take up a job elsewhere (he hasn’t decided between two schools). Thanks to him and my old friend Michael Turelli, my visit has been pleasant, well run, and, most important, replete with good noms (pictures later). There used to be burrowing […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We have not only Stephen Barnard again, but a new contributor (see below). Barnard sends photos of a female eagle and a pair of cinnamon teal. The bald eagle chicks may have hatched, but they aren’t visible yet. His captions: Mama eagle vigilant on the nest.   Cinnamon Teal BIF. [JAC: I didn't know what "BIF" meant, but there's an […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I’m thinking of changing this to “Reader‘s wildlife photos,” as it’s rapidly becoming the bailiwick of Stephen Barnard. (But if course, and as always, I encourage readers to send me their pics.) Here’s another splendid bird photo, this time of the cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera).  Click to enlarge. Here’s its range map from the Cornell […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard again! It’s heron nesting season in Idaho, and I can’t resist putting up these photos of graceful Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) from Idaho.  If you want to watch these birds live: Cornell has a live Blue HeronCam here, showing the birds in Ithaca, New York: The largest of the North American herons, […]


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