Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photographs

First I have two photos from the reader known as “the shorteared owl,” but sadly I’ve lost the IDs and notes. But readers (or the photographer) can help identify these lepidopterans: Two birds from Stephen Barnard in Idaho: Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) with landing gear retracted. I was photographing some mallards when he flew over […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Posting may be light today as I’m going to the Indian Consulate for my visa, an experience akin to entering a rugby scrum. As Captain Oates purportedly said, “I may be some time.” In the meantime, have a gander at these Arctic photos from reader Bob Johnson, who adds: All these photographs where taken by me […]

BBC shows winners of photography contest for osculating faith

UPDATE AND CORRECTION: The contest wasn’t held by the BBC, but by a pro-religion organization called Faith Through A Lens.  I erroneously assumed the BBC held the contest as I missed the link at the very bottom of the post. Rather than hosting the competition, the BBC simply presented the results as heartening news.  I’ve changed […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

It’s a great pleasure to peruse my “readers’ photographs” file each morning and decide what to show. Stephen Barnard of Idaho has been sending photos regularly, which I’ve filed away so that other people can have their chance. But now there are so many that today we’ll have a Stephen Barnard Extravaganza. Keep the photos coming, folks (and […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Joe Dickinson sent in some artiodactyls and birds.  The individual photos weren’t identified by name except for “elk” and “heron”, but from Joe’s notes I’ve put the pictures in order and hope that they’re correct: A couple of weeks ago, I sent photos from Northern California, including some of elk (Cervus canadensis).  I thought it […]

Readers’ wildlife (and astronomy) photographs

According to Diana MacPherson, winter has begun in Canada, and the beasts need noms: It has been snowing here all day so the animals have been hungry. Here a blue jay chased away the chipmunk from some seeds but the chippy cheerfully found some on the deck and got snow on his snout snuffling for […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Fortunately, the Photo Tank is refilling thanks to readers, so we’re set for a while. (But keep the GOOD pix coming in!) Today we have what the Brits call a “bumper edition,” thanks to reader/photographer John Pears: In response to your reserves of photographs running low, I thought I’d share a few photos taken of […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Is anybody out there today? If you aren’t, you’re missing some nice photos, including some spectacular eusocial behavior: These wasp photos come from reader Jacques Hausser: I was lucky enough to have my camera ready when these two European hornets (Vespa crabro) noisily landed in a spruce just in front of my nose. At first […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Diana MacPherson is keeping a weather eye on her Eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus), and sends a few snaps from Canada: Flurries here today but some seeds left out for the chipmunks brought forth the same chippy that has been waking up from torpor a lot recently. I recognize this one from the small chunk out of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We’re running a bit low on these again, so if you have good photos (and please make sure they’re high-quality, as I hate rejecting people’s snaps), send them along. Two contributors today. First, reader Stephen Barnard from Idaho with an owl (the email was labeled, “Looks something like a cat,” and of course owls are considered […]

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