Category Archives: photography

Chicago: sunset

I forgot about this photo, which was taken in the late afternoon of November 13.

Readers’ wildlife photos

I believe that reader Paul Doerder, a biology professor at Cleveland State, hasn’t provided photos before, so this batch is his first, and nice ones they are.  His comments are indented: I’m inspired by your reader’s photographs. Some day, after my imminent retirement, I hope to work on my numerous plant and fungi pictures, if only […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Ichneumonid sends two photos of mammals from a recent trip: A couple of shots of (large) rodents from a recent trip to Brazil for your consideration First an Agouti from Brazil. This maybe Dasyprocta leporina (various common names), but a reader might want to correct me on that. These were running wild, but within the park […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

First, two regulars, Stephen and Diana. Stephen Barnard, the Endless Fount of Great Photos, sends two from Idaho: I had the doors open to air out the house when this Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) flew into my enclosed porch and got trapped for a while. Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) Diana MacPherson keeps her log of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Well, if the rocket goes up it will be 14 minutes from now: just enough time to enjoy the birds. Reader Ed Kroc sent a bunch of swell bird photos and informative commentary.  Enjoy! I pass along to you the residents of a gorgeously sunny and cold afternoon at Tsawwassen Spit in Delta, BC, just south […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today there’s a melange of photos from several readers, two of whom sent in only one photograph. One of these was reader Tim Anderson, who provide a picture of this gorgeous bird: This is a blue-faced honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis), complete with breakfast for one of its chicks. The juveniles from last year’s hatching assist in building the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Everyone’s favorite sea mammal: Otters today! Reader Bruce Lyon contributed a bunch of nice photos and a nice summary of sea otter ecology. THIS COUNTS AS A SCIENCE POST, so read it! Sea otters Otters [Enhydra lutris] are quite common around Santa Cruz [California] and they are pretty easy to see right from town floating in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Thanks to the many people who sent me photos this weekend to refill the tank. Today we’ll have a batch sent by reader Stephen Barnard of Idaho, who has a backlog of great pictures: Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis): [JAC: I hope I’m not mixing this up with the red-tailed hawk shown below] The first Trumpeter […]

What izzit?

There are no prizes, but this photo, sent by reader Jonathan Wallace, is cool: UPDATE: Jonathan sent this information with the photo: It is a  Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) on the roof of a factory. ~  

Readers’ wildlife photos

The readers’ wildlife tank is running low again; I don’t have my usual comfortable backlog. Send in good photos, please. From reader John Harshman: Wait, I have more from my trip to Australia. A laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaehollandiae). He was sitting on a fence, periodically descending to the ground to dig earthworms. You can see the dirt on […]

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