The anonymous reader who lives in Idaho, and has sent us spectacular pictures of the landscape and animals around him (see here as well), just sent a new group of his photos. These feature a nesting bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), and they are, as always, beautiful. Click to enlarge.
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Yesterday reader/photographer Al Denelsbeck sent me this picture with the caption: The pic is from yesterday, after a horrendous deluge cleared. We’d had a mantis hatching in an azalea bush by our porch a few weeks ago, and I’ve been following the little guys regularly. (Click to enlarge.)
UPDATE: Here’s Titan in his four-legged form: _________ Here’s where the missing legs went. (Remember yesterday’s two-legged cat? Sadly, that’s proven to be a Photoshopped ruse rather than a true Google Street View image; see here and here.) This photo was sent by reader Simon Hayward, professor of Urolic Surgery and Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt […]
I’m posting a few holiday snaps from this week’s seminar trip to Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. It’s very strange for a biologist to reach his dotage without seeing a salamander in the wild, but I confess to that deficiency. But it was rectified Thursday night when my host, Howie Neufeld, along with […]
A reader sent me two pictures of birds that he took at Aubrey Spring Ranch on Loving Creek, near the Nature Conservancy’s exquisite Silver Creek Preserve. White pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos): Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis):
Just to start the day off with a “gee” and a smile. First, a photo of some famous bits of Earth taken from the International Space Station by Commander Chris Hadfield, who’s given us many nice pictures. Before you click on the link, let’s see how good you are: guess where this is: And a […]
Posting will be light this week as I must teach, travel to North Carolina to give a talk on Wednesday, and I’m still recovering from a tummy virus. But, as Maru says, “I do my best.” Chicago has been particularly picturesque this week. Last night it was foggy, and I couldn’t see the skyscrapers downtown, […]
When I used to hike in the Himalayas, my favorite times were when the large mountains, like Kanchenjunga or Everest, poked their heads out of the clouds, so that one saw only a mass of gray sky with a peak sticking out way up high where the sun should be. It was even more beautiful […]
The day before yesterday, when it was clear at last. Right before the sun slips below the horizon, some of the buildings in downtown Chicago are touched with fire.
Meet a beautiful cat whose photo was sent by a reader wishing to be identified only as “reader—one who very much enjoys your website.” Thanks, reader! This is a lovely cat, and I have a weakness for black moggies, so I asked the reader to tell me a bit about it. Here’s the reply: His […]