Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

For your delectation we have two sets of photographs today. The first is by reader Siegfried Gust: While taking some landscape pictures in the hills of the Nicoya peninsula [Costa Rica] I saw this Bee Killer (Mallophora cf. fautrix) perched on some barbed wire with it’s typical prey. It seems to me that it might be […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader John Crisp sent a bunch of lovely photos he took in the Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa, including many felids.  John’s information is indented. A wildebeest for lunch: The lion and lioness together are in the midst of a long mating session. We watched them for 20 minutes and they mated four times. They will maintain that pace for […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s Pie Day today: the annual pie-baking drive for the local elementary school, so look for a stuffed Professor Ceiling Cat this afternoon and some nice pie photos tomorrow. In the meantime, we got your wildlife. First, two meese from Stephen Barnard: A couple of moose (Alces alces) helping themselves to my alfalfa, and three youngsters […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickson sent a few mammal and bird photos from his camping trip: Here are some photos from a recent camping trip up the coast of Northern California and back down the Central Valley. I’m not sure if your fondness for squirrels extends to the ground dwelling varieties, but first up is  a California ground […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I’m too dispirited to display a bunch of wildlife today, but I do my best. Reader Graham Ramsey sends some photos of Big Game taken by his daughter. The notes: My daughter, Kate has recently returned from South Africa. She was on her gap year working at a residential child care unit. Anyhow, she took […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Charles Spotts sent a bunch of photos, and I’ve picked out as the best some birds and Honorary Cats™. His notes: Like other of your readers I’m intrigued by wildlife and in my particular case, hummingbirds. I have a well attended feeder that attracts mostly Anna’s hummingbirds (Calypte anna) although I also may see […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Elise Donovan sent some bird pictures, but I’m extracting the ones I found most exciting, because I love keas: I moved to Auckland almost three years ago for a post-doc, and have just moved back to the USA for a second post-doc.  Prior to moving back I decided to take a two week holiday […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

How many of you lazy suckers in the U.S. took advantage of the extra hour to sleep rather than rise and enjoy life? Your genial host, of course, is hard at work providing entertainment and Albatross grooming. Reader John Pears sent us some Turkish birds: I’m a fairly regular visitor to Turkey where I visit […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Richard Bond sent some photos of Big Animals from a trip to Africa. His notes: These were taken in Nairobi National Park. As you leave the international airport in Nairobi, you see a prominent fence along the Nairobi-Mombasa road, which borders the park. I had always assumed that this meant that the park was some sort […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Keep sending ‘em in, folks, but be sure that your photos are good. I feel bad when I decide that I can’t use a reader’s photos. Fortunately, most are display-worthy, and we’ll start with two from regular Stephen Barnard in Idaho (the indented words are his): Mallard (Anas platyrhychos) about to stick a landing: Red-tailed […]

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