Category Archives: photography

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 […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Water birds today: pelicans, egrets, and a heron, all from reader Joe Dickinson, who notes: A reader from Iowa sent pictures of the cooperative feeding behavior of white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) a week or two ago just as I was observing that behavior in a pond next to a freeway in Novato, CA. Interestingly, a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Ed Kroc took some pictures in my neck of the woods! (As always, click photos to enlarge.). Here are Ed’s notes: I wanted to send along some pictures from a trip last month to your part of the continent. It’s true when they say you often have to leave a place before you can […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Mark Sturtevant sent a nice sequence of a caterpillar molting (species not identified). His notes: My cecropia caterpillars are now pretty huge, and they are not done growing. I had earlier taken some photos of a cecropia caterpillar 4th instar larva as it was molting to the 5th instar. I thought they turned out […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Dorsa Amir is a second-year Ph.D. student in Biological Anthropology at Yale University, and has a website. She sent us some photos of primates, along with captions. I didn’t know that there were macaques in Morocco, but Wikipedia tells the tale: The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus), Barbary ape, or magot is a species of macaque unique for its […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Jacques Hausser from Switzerland (he’s an emeritus professor of ecology and evolution at the University of Lausanne) had a trip to the Arctic and sent many photos of birds and terrestrial mammals (you can guess which one). I had the opportunity to visit Svalbard (Spitzbergen) this summer – a fantastic trip – and I’ll […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Nature red in tooth and claw, from reader Peter Nothnagle: Herewith attached, for your possible inclusion among the readers’  wildlife photos, a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) dining on an unfortunate sparrow (Passer domesticus), observed by its sibling and an incredulous bunny (Sylvilagus floridanus). Reader Tony Eales has some photos from Oz: I’ve just came back from […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have bald eagles today from two readers. Reader Glenn Butler has banded eaglets! Here are his photos and a report. Here are some eaglets (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) being banded at Norfolk Botanical Garden in Virginia. I was lucky enough to give them a ride to and from their nest. Diana MacPherson may think they look like grumpy […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I think you guys are getting spoiled with all these high-class photos every day. Perhaps you’re getting jaded? There are several unknown species to identify in the series of photos below. First, from reader Michael Day: I’ve attached some pictures I thought you might enjoy. The “main” picture in this set is of a caterpillar–I believe […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Let’s start off with a lovely Idaho landscape by reader Stephen Barnard, which he labeled, “My Maxfield Parrish impression.” And sure enough, it is (Parrish is one of my favorite popular illustrators.) He labeled it an “HDR” landscape, and when I asked what that was, he replied, “It’s three shots on a tripod at +/- […]

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