Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

It must have been about a decade ago that I visited the Chengdu Panda Research Center as a treat when I lectured on evolution at Chengdu University in China. At that time there weren’t many giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) onsite, but they let me reach into the cage and pet a sleeping panda through the bars. […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We have a feast for birders today: several photos of both owls and terns (one good tern deserves another). First, the owls from reader Stephen Barnard, who tells me he considers these some of his best photos (and indeed, they’re terrific): This Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) can often be found perched in the morning […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We’re back with readers’ photos. First, a Maxfield Parrish-like landscape from Idaho, taken (and tweaked) by Stephen Barnard: Reader Ed Kroc sends a passel/group/murder of raven photos (I don’t know the correct term for the group): A large batch of raven photos for your consideration!  All are of the Common Raven (Corvus corax), one of […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

A bit of urban wildlife today, but it’s still wildlife! First, reader Brian Cameron sends an arthropod and a mammal: I am fairly certain that the first image is the caterpillar of the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis). I have read that it was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) […]

NYC: Noms and stuff

Here are some random photos from the Lower East Side, where I’m staying; they include, of course, the all important Report on Noms. Noms were procured at the famous Katz’s, perhaps the most famous delicatessen in New York. It’s on the corner of Houston and Ludlow Streets, and has been in operation since 1888.  That […]

Sunset, Chicago

Taken a few days ago, and, of course, unmanipulated because I don’t know how to do that. You can see a plane from O’Hare at the upper left:

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Stephen Barnard sent a sequence of photos of a Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus; I’ve left out a few photos). His caption is this: See something? Nope. And a photo of the Official Website Rodent™, sent by reader Joyce with this note: Often the dog owner’s nemesis: the common tree squirrel [Scirus carolinensis]! This female is eating dry […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Note: Readers should still continue to send wildlife photos (with explanatory text) during my absence. Thanks! We have only a couple of photos today as the bulk of them are on my lab computer. These come from reader Stephen Barnard in Idaho, who identifies them: Callibaetis mayfly and a rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) eating one:  

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Emeritus professor Jacques Hausser sends more pictures from his trip to Svalbard (the archipelago formerly known as Spitzbergen). We have walrii, or whatever their plural is: The walruses, Odobenus rosmarus, are neither seals nor sea-lions, but a somewhat intermediate family, actually more closely related to the sea-lions. They can also can walk on four limbs […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Diana MacPherson, now bereft of everything but hummingbirds and chipmunks, nevertheless manages to take adorable pictures of them. Here are some chippies: I thought I spotted some juvenile chipmunks (Tamias striates); they are smaller (especially the ears) and they are more active than adults. I put out a bunch of sunflower seeds to lure them […]

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