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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 […]

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 […]

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